A Mississippi Stryker Hip Recall Attorney can help you today if you’ve had a Stryker hip replacement recalled. The FDA approved the Stryker Rejuvenate systems between 2008 and 2009. Since they were “substantially similar” to previously approved technologies, field tests before marketing were not required. Stryker was only required to perform post-market surveillance.
Hip implants usually have a one-piece neck and stem, but the Stryker Rejuvenate system includes six stems and sixteen necks and promised longer-lasting support for younger patients. The Stryker coats its stems with titanium, and the necks are cobalt and chromium. So, they have been proven to cause the same complications as other metal-on-metal devices. In April 2012, they warned surgeons and hospitals of the real and potential hazard. Then in June 2012, Stryker initiated a voluntary recall due to the potential for rubbing and corrosion.
Tens of thousands of people undergo repeat surgeries to replace failed hip implants. Euphemistically called “revision surgery,” you undergo a procedure that is complicated and possibly dangerous. The
Despite the risks, patients often have little to no choice if you want to function normally again. Surgeons feel the procedures are hard to perform and leave the patient to a long hard recovery. The surgery dislocates your hip before the removal of the problematic parts. The cup-shaped cavity is cleaned our and lined with a bone graft. The surgeon’s talent is put to the real test in handling the femur where yet another bone graft may be required.
Most patients are elderly and more prone to complications. Positive outcomes depend on the quality of the damaged and defective bone. Unfortunately, revision surgery is not that promising.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is more likely to occur after hip surgery when clots form in large veins in the leg.
- Myosistis ossification sees bone grow around the joint producing yet more stiffness and pain.
- Other conserns are necrosis, hypothyroidism, osteolysis, infection, and loosening of the implant.
Contact a Mississippi Stryker Hip Recall Attorney to Explore Your Legal Options
Stryker offered to reimburse patients for necessary revision surgery and related expenses. They are working with a third-party claims administrator to manage the reimbursements. People who received the Stryker Rejuvenate should consult their medical professional about possible complications. They may also contact a Mississippi Stryker Hip Recall Attorney to protect their interests. Your legal rights to compensation may include:
- Medical expenses including revision surgery and replacement
- Pain and suffering – albeit physical, mental, and/or emotional pain
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income and promise of income
- Punitive damages to discourage additional negligence
Stryker, a firm with a long history in providing implant solutions and innovations, continues to market other hip replacement systems and its unique elliptical knee replacement.