Stryker Recalls Two Metal Hip Implant Components

Tampa 7/20/2012 01:45 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Morgan and Morgan is alerting hip implant recipients to Stryker Corp.’s voluntary recall of two metal hip replacement components. It has been said that these components, known as Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, may be prone to corrosion, putting patients at risk for an adverse reaction in the tissue surrounding their implant. Reportedly, more than 45 adverse event reports have been submitted by patients who claim the devices caused pain and/or swelling. If you or a loved one has been implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II Modular implant, you may have a claim for compensation in light of allegations that the neck stems in these devices are causing the same injuries as those linked to other implants currently subject to litigation. For more information and a free evaluation of your claim, please visit http://www.forthepeople.com/stryker-hip-component-recall--11-4567.html. There is no cost or obligation to have your claim reviewed by the firm. 

The recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant neck stems attach to the artificial hip and allow doctors the chance to more accurately reproduce a patient’s natural hip geometry. These systems were marketed to younger patients as their custom-made components provided a better fit, wider range of motion and longer lasting hip replacement. Despite a design difference, it has been alleged that the problems associated with the recalled neck stems are strikingly similar to those experienced among patients who received metal-on-metal hip replacements, which are composed of a metal ball which rubs against a metal socket. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants are not true metal-on-metal devices, but they do consist of a metal neck inside a metal stem.

A number of studies have found that metal-on-metal hip implant recipients may be at risk for serious complications including tissue damage and premature failure of the device, resulting in the need for revision surgery. It is believed that the metal components of these devices can rub against each other, releasing an excessive amount of metallic debris into the body. This can reportedly cause muscle and soft tissue damage, which can compromise revision surgery. Furthermore, a number of metal-on-metal hip implant recipients have reported excessive levels of cobalt in their bloodstreams, which can lead to a number of other health problems. In light of concerns that metal hip implants may be causing more complications than those made from ceramic or plastic, the FDA recently held a two-day advisory panel to discuss the safety of these devices.  

If you or a loved one experienced problems with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II Modular implant, Morgan and Morgan would like to hear from you today. Our firm continues to offer free consultations to anyone who was implanted with a metal-on-metal hip implant, including certain hip replacements manufactured by DePuy, Biomet, Wright, Zimmer, and Smith and Nephew. To receive your free case review, visit http://www.forthepeople.com today. 
About Morgan & Morgan 

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