Most people who had the Stryker hip implant prior to the July 2012 hip product recall are experiencing critical hip implant issues. The reported side effects involve pain, injury of the surrounding soft tissues, swelling, metallosis, and motor difficulties. About 20,000 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip system devices are being included for a global recall order.
Many research reports have indicated the tendency of the metal-on-metal components to easily corrode upon frequent friction. Several studies have shown the possibility of the metal-on-metal parts to quickly wear away every time the parts rub each other during physical movement. The rubbing away of the hip replacement components are allegedly pointed as the reason of many serious complications and surgical hip failures. Base on the information provided by the FDA, over 60 negative health feedbacks and device issues are being related to the use of Stryker hip implants The serious point is that Stryker may have already been knowledgeable about the sported issues of Rejuvenate and ABG II even before the issued product recall.
It was in May 2012 where Stryker Orthopedics supported the finances of examining the hip implant device. Reports have indicated how the chromium and cobalt composition used in the neck and stem components can elevate the possibility of damaging the soft tissues and developing metallosis.
Of the 19 hip devices made out from metal-on-metal design, only one artificial metal hip design showed no manifestation of rusting or disintegration. Experts also noticed that the deterioration rate of the metal hip components progresses as the time pass, leading to disintegration and further surgical hip implant revision.
Currently, Stryker volunteered a recall for all its Rejuvenate and Modular-Neck and Stem hip system. Both hip designs are made from metal-on-metal components.
It was found out that the corrosion of the metal on metal parts can damage the tissue that supports the implant. A Stryker product recall for their Accolade femoral stem was a new addition to the company’s recall series.
Other dangerous implant reactions brought about by the Stryker hip system is the prominent amount of metal compounds which can poison the body. Yet, this information is not completely shared with the clients. Patients who went through hip implant surgery should go for a medical lab test to know of any increasing metal level in the body. This is due to the fact that metallosis is difficult to recognize until it gets worse.
Stryker assured the consistency of their hip implant’s sturdiness; yet, a number of people are allegedly experiencing defective implant surgeries that need another hip replacement operation. The mounting device problems have encouraged the patients to sue Stryker Orthopedics for a hip recall legal case. For more information about the Stryker ABG II hip replacement recall ask assistance from a lawyer.
URL References: fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241601.htm