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On July 6, 2012 Stryker issued a voluntary recall of two artificial hip implants. Stryker hip implant lawsuits have been filed claiming the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants caused severe injuries because post-market surveillance data showed that both modular necks are prone to fretting and corrosion, which can lead to metallosis. Metallosis is an adverse tissue reaction caused by build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body. It can cause pain, limited mobility, failure of the hip joint, tumors and dissolution of the bone.
Thousands of Stryker hip implant lawsuits have been filed throughout the United States.
Both hip implant devices aren’t considered metal-on-metal (MoM) devices, but have metal-on-metal components. Both devices have metal neck pieces that can, under some conditions, rub against a metal stem, causing metallic debris to come loose.
MoM technology is roughly 10 years old and became a popular alternative to other hip implants because they were believed to be superior to earlier versions of artificial joints. MoM hip implants account for nearly one-third of the 250,000 replacements performed each year.
Stryker encourages everyone who received a Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II hip implant to contact their surgeon. Patients uncertain if they have one of the recalled hip implants should contact their surgeon or consult their medical records.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a recalled Stryker hip implant, contact one of the personal injury lawyers at Wilson Kehoe Winingham to discuss your injuries and legal options. You may be eligible for compensation. As always, we don’t charge a fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf.