The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant System is a hip replacement made with a metal femoral neck that rubs against a metal femoral stem versus other hip implants whose neck and stem are one piece. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Rejuvenate in 2008. The Stryker Rejuvenate was claimed by manufacturers to be similar to other devices, thus doing away with long term safety tests and claiming that this new design would last longer and allow surgeons to make adjustments tailored to each patient’s needs. In 2012, the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant was recalled because of the many complications arising from its metal on metal components. Patients who have received the Rejuvenate hip implant may qualify to receive monetary compensation for injuries suffered because of the defective replacement device through a Kentucky Stryker rejuvenate recall lawsuit.
Stryker Rejuvenate Recalled
The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant is made of metal parts that rub together and shed metal debris. This debris accumulates and causes toxic metal poisoning called metallosis. Many recipients of recalled hip implants have had positive tests results for high levels of chromium and cobalt within their bloodstream. Due to the many reported complications from recipients of the hip implant, a recall was issued in July 2012.
Stryker Gives Safety Warning
Prior to the recall, Stryker sent out a safety notice in May 2012 to surgeons who might be implanting their patients with the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant. The following possible complications were warned:
- Large amounts of metal debris being shed with corrosion
- Metal poisoning, called metallosis, causing damaged tissue with pain and swelling
- Allergic reactions in those who are sensitive to metal
- Loss of bone from metal particles
Symptoms of a Defective Hip Implant
- Joint pain
- Swelling and inflammation
- Difficulty walking, decreased mobility
- Metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Implant corrosion
- Hip joint loosening
- Damaged or dead tissue
- Loss of bone
Many patients who suffer from these types of complications because of their defective Stryker hip implant will need a revision surgery. The hip implant will have to either be fixed or replaced and this corrective surgery can be painful, expensive and debilitating. If you have been injured due to a Stryker Rejuvenate implant, contact our Stryker hip recall lawyers at Attorney Group for Kentucky so we can help determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries through a Kentucky Stryker rejuvenate recall lawsuit.
Kentucky Stryker rejuvenate recall lawsuit
If you have been implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement System and experienced difficulties from this device, we invite you to contact our office at Attorney Group for Kentucky to discuss your potential Kentucky Stryker rejuvenate recall lawsuit with our hip replacement laywers. Together we will determine if you qualify to pursue a claim seeking financial compensation for your injuries from this defective hip implant system.
For more information see our Stryker Hip Recall Attorney Information Page