Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip Recall Lawyers
Stryker issued a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate Modular Hip system on July 4, 2012 after multiple reports of fretting and corrosion of the neck joint of this artificial hip implant. As a result of design flaws, shards of metal can be released into the blood stream, causing a number of serious side effects including pain, bone loss, inflammation, pseudo-tumors, and even a form of metal poisoning known as metallosis. These serious Stryker Rejuvenate hip problems can necessitate costly and painful hip implant revision surgery.
If you have had to undergo revision surgery or have suffered pain or other negative side effects after being implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip system, you may be able to collect substantial compensation in a dangerous medical device lawsuit against Stryker. For more information on Stryker hip lawsuits, contact Kelley Law Group, P.C. to schedule a free legal consultation with an experienced medical product liability lawyer.
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Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Failure
The Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System is unique because it has a neck that is modular and a number of interchangeable pieces, which allows surgeons to customize the device to suit each patient’s unique physical features. Because the majority of this hip system has a ceramic-on-plastic design, it was touted as safer than other hip systems, which are primarily metal-on-metal in composition. However, the metal-on-metal neck junction in the Rejuvenate system is prone to the same problems seen in other metal-on-metal hips such as the DePuy ASR and the DePuy Pinnacle hip systems, which have also caused significant pain and injury to a number of patients.
Also like other hip implants, the Stryker Rejuvenate was fast-tracked through the FDA approval process in 2008 because it was similar to another previously approved device, the Stryker Modular Hip released in 2007. Unfortunately, since the Rejuvenate was approved in 2009, the Stryker Modular Hip has come under fire for design flaws that lead to pain, device failure and subsequent revision surgery.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Problems
The most serious side effect associated with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System is corrosion or fretting of the metal parts in this implant, which can lead to the release of cobalt and chromium particles into the patient’s blood stream. Results of this can include:
- Pain and swelling in leg, groin and hip
- Allergic reaction (hypersensitivity to metal ions)
- Bone loss (osteolysis)
- Bone and tissue death (necrosis)
- Metallosis (metal toxicity or poisoning)
- Changes in the patient’s gait
Many patients who experience Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant failure will need to undergo hip implant revision surgery to replace the defective hip replacement system. This operation can be expensive and painful, and could have been avoided if design flaws were not present in the Rejuvenate hip system. Victims who experience problems or revision surgery from the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement may be able to recover substantial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages in a dangerous medical device lawsuit.
Contact a Stryker Rejuvenate Lawyer
A number of patients who have experienced pain, loosening of their hip implant, or hip implant revision surgery have filed Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant lawsuits in pursuit of compensation for their injuries and expenses. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System, you, too, may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about your rights, contact an experienced medical product liability lawyer at Kelley Law Group, P.C. today to schedule a free legal consultation.