Stryker and ABG II Hip Replacement Implant Recall

Stryker Rejuvenate® Hip Stem and ABG II® Modular Hip Stem Alleged to Have Serious Side Effects

Stryker Rejuvenate® Hip Stem and ABG II® Modular Hip Stem devices used in hip replacements are alleged to have caused serious side effects and in some cases required painful, invasive revision surgery due to early failure of mechanical components.

NEWS UPDATE

Two Stryker brand hip replacement implants have been voluntarily recalled due to early failure and other issues.  Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled and stopped distributing the hip replacement devices in July, 2012 due to corrosion and fretting (surface erosion or pitting and release of chromium, cobalt and/or titanium metal dust or particles)

 WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS THAT MAY INDICATE YOU ARE AT RISK?

  • pain
  • swelling
  • feeling of “loose” or “popping“ hip
  • reduced mobility
  • body tissue damage, including shards from the device embedding in tissues
  • tumors
  • metallosis (abnormal blood tests showing release of toxic metals into the bloodstream)
  • osteolysis (bone inflammation or dissolution, particles from the device becoming embedded in bone, lost of calcium and bone matrix structure)
  • necrosis (tissue death)
  • required “revision” surgery

WHAT ARE THE WARNINGS?

Warning notices were sent to doctors and hospitals, but it is possible patients with these defective, recalled implants are not aware they have them. Even if the patient does not have symptoms, Stryker Orthopedics recommends they schedule a consultation with their surgeon for blood tests and x-rays or other imaging.

The devices were originally designed with more adjustable parts (stems) than other hip implant devices, allowing a physician the ability to adjust the device to meet a patient’s specific anatomy. The stems are the potential source of failure in the device. Surgery can be difficult and painful, in part due to insertion of the device into the patient’s femur bone.

Attorney Jamie Sheller is also representing patients with defective DePuy ASR brand hip replacement implant devices. Click here to see Attorney Sheller and a few of her DePuy hip implant clients on CBS News.

The medical device attorneys at Sheller, P.C. can assist patients with how to proceed in this process, how to handle out-of-pocket expenses, reimbursement and potential compensation (treatment, surgeries, loss of wages present and future) to the best advantage of the patient.
Attorney Jamie Sheller is leading the investigation into injuries, revision surgeries, and other matters  that could be related to the recalled Stryker implants. For a no cost, no obligation consultation, contact Attorney Sheller and her patient support team now by using the inquiry form on this page or calling 800-883-2299.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS REJUVENATE®  HIP STEM AND ABG II®  MODULAR HIP STEM DEVICES IMPLANTED, COMSULT WITH THE SURGEON WHO CONDUCTED THE PROCEDURE AND CONTACT THE NATIONAL DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICE AND DRUG ATTORNEYS AT SHELLER, P.C. IMMEDIATELY.  FILL OUT A CONFIDENTIAL FORM BELOW OR CALL 800-883-2299. There may be a time limit to file a claim.