If you were implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement or a Stryker ABG II hip replacement, you may be at risk for a corrective hip revision surgery. Stryker Orthopaedics warns that fretting and corrosion (wear and tear) can occur within these medical devices. Patients may experience the dangerous side effects of Metallosis (metal poisoning). Hospitalization and painful corrective surgeries are sometimes necessary if a blood test indicates elevated metal levels (cobalt and/or chromium) in a patient's blood.
Our Stryker hip attorneys are most concerned with the following complications:
Patients can verify the model of their hip implant by requesting the operative report from the medical records department at the hospital where the implant surgery took place; or by discussing personally with your surgeon. If you have difficulty finding our whether your implant was part of the Stryker recall, contact us, our Stryker hip lawyers can assist you.
Metallosis occurs when metallic debris builds up in the soft tissue around the artificial hip. In the case of the recalled Stryker hip devices, recalled devices are capable of deteriorating and creating metal debris over time. Corrosion or fretting of the device releases microscopic metallic ions of cobalt and chromium into the body, causing an autoimmune response. Metallosis can be further complicated by metal sensitivity or an allergic reaction to metal.
Our Stryker Rejuvenate lawyers are highly experienced in medical device litigation, and we have an impressive record of success to prove it. If you or a loved one has been implanted with a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular hip system , contact us right away so we can answer your questions, evaluate your claim and explain your legal rights.