Stryker Issues Voluntary Rejuvenate Hip Recall
Stryker Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall for their Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and ABG II Modular-neck Hip Stems on July 4, 2012. In a statement, Stryker said that the recall was a result of the risk of fretting and/or corrosion associated with the modular-neck junctions of the replacement hip systems.
In April, an Urgent Safety Alert was issued by Stryker, warning surgeons that these hip systems can be difficult to implant and that the Rejuvenate system has been linked to corrosion and other problems. As a result of this risk, the Rejuvenate hip was recalled in Canada on May 28, 2012.
Recalled Sryker hip implant parts include:
- Rejuvenate Modular Neck, 0 DEG
- Rejuvenate Modular Neck, 8 DEG\
- Rejuvenate Modular Neck, 16 DEG
- Rejuvenate SPT Modular Stem, Straight Press-Fit Texture TMFZ
In addition to the recall, Stryker has published updated instructions for surgeons using the Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. The recall was issued after an unacceptably high rate of device fretting and/or corrosion around the modular neck junction, which can cause serious pain, injury, and the need for hip implant revision surgery.
Contact a Stryker Hip Lawyer
If you have been implanted with a Stryker hip and are suffering any of the following side effects, you may be the victim of a defective medical device:
- Pain in the implanted hip more than three months after hip replacement surgery
- Hip implant loosening
Patients implanted with faulty Stryker hips are legally entitled to substantial compensation from Stryker. To learn more about your rights, contact a medical product liability lawyer for a free legal consultation.