Study: Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants May Lead to Bone Loss

A Stryker Rejuvenate hip attorney notes that research from a German university indicates the components used in many metal-on-metal hip implants, including the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement, may impair the growth of bone cells and therefore contribute to bone loss near the implant site. Patients who have suffered severe hip complications from Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants may be eligible to recover damages with the assistance of a Stryker hip recall lawyer.

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Researchers: Risks of Hip Implants Appear to Outweigh the Benefits

Research that was published in the journal Biomaterials indicates that the cobalt and chromium used in the Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement and in many other metal-on-metal hip implants may adversely affect bone growth and health. According to a press release from one of the universities that conducted the study, the researchers based their conclusions on direct observation of the joint fluids, bone marrow and tissue of people who had received metal-on-metal hip implants. To confirm their results, the researchers also directly exposed cell cultures to cobalt and chromium.

The researchers determined that the risks of metal-on-metal implants appear to outweigh the benefits. Their findings indicate that dissolved metal ions originating from these implants can reach the bone marrow of some patients and impede the development of a cell that contributes to bone mineralization. This supports prior research that linked the use of metal-on-metal implants to bone loss. It also suggests that patients who receive these implants may be at risk for various complications, including implant loosening, premature failure or dislocation, due to the harmful side effects of the metallic implant components.

How a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawyer Can Help

Device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People who have suffered injury from Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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