Total hip replacement surgery patients who received the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip System may qualify to receive financial compensation for injuries that were caused by the hip implant via a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit. Stryker has issued a voluntary recall involving two of its hip systems: The ABG II and the Rejuvenate hip replacement systems. According to the website for Stryker Orthopedics, this voluntary recall was implemented due to the “potential risks associated with modular-neck stems” that may lead to side effects such as swelling, pain, tissue necrosis, metal poisoning and early implant failure rates. If you have received a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement System and are suffering side effects or are concerned about future injuries from your hip implant, contact Florida Attorney Group today. Our affiliated Florida Stryker Hip Replacement Attorneys know of the risks associated with these types of metal on metal hip implants and will inform you of your legal options and rights.
Complications with Metal on Metal Hip Implants
Concerns with safety issues associated with metal on metal hip implants led to a recall for these types of hip replacement systems. Instead of using a plastic or ceramic socket with a metal ball, these kinds of hip implants use metal on metal components because it was thought that they would last longer and not require as many revisions in the future. However, patients began reporting early failure rates with serious complications including dangerous metal poisoning that occurs when metal parts rub together with other metal parts shedding metal debris that can seep into the bloodstream and surrounding tissue. Many recipients of recalled hip implants have had blood tests positive for high levels of chromium and cobalt in their bloodstream.
Stryker Rejuvenate as well as the ABG II hip replacement systems contain two different components with the neck and stem instead of one piece used by other hip implants. It was thought that this system of mixing and matching necks and stems would give surgeons more options to tailor to each individual patient’s needs. Unfortunately, it was discovered that these necks and stems also release metal debris into a patient’s body when they rub against each other causing serious side effects that has lead to many revision surgeries sooner than expected. When metal debris sheds, accumulates and seeps into a patient’s bloodstream, many serious problems can occur that shortens the life of an implant. Reported complications include excessive pain and swelling, damaged tissue, bone loss and pseudotumors which can all lead to implant loosening and shifting and eventually failure of the implant that then requires additional painful surgeries to fix or replace the implant.
Florida Stryker Hip Replacement Attorneys
If you or someone you care about has received a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant and want to know your legal options, contact Attorney Group for Florida today. Our affiliated Florida Stryker Hip Replacement Attorneys will determine if you qualify to pursue a claim and seek financial compensation through a Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuit.