Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit
What Is Stryker Hip Replacement?
In general, hip replacement surgery replaces the head of the thighbone with a ball, and the hip socket with a shell and liner. Many common complaints are because both the ball and shell are metal, and the metal rubbing on metal causes problems. The Stryker Corporation Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems are not technically metal on metal, but they do have a metal on metal junction which can cause the same problems as a metal ball with a metal shell.
Stryker Hip Replacement Injuries
Stryker makes several different types of hip replacement systems, however, as of July 2012, two of their systems were getting a lot of attention. On July 6, 2012, Stryker issues a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems hip replacement systems may cause fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. Patients who experience fretting and/or corrosion may experience pain or swelling at the joint site. Additionally, the metal on metal junction can release metal ions into the body.
How can a Stryker Hip Replacement Attorney help?
If you sustained personal injuries which were caused by fretting or corrosion of Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck stems hip replacement systems, you should consult with a physician immediately. Moreover, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to obtain legal advice about filing a lawsuit against Stryker. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your claim, and give you an idea if you may be entitled to damages. Additionally, Stryker set up a patient call center regarding the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, so before signing any documents about a settlement, or releasing information to Stryker, you should consult an experienced attorney.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Latest Stryker Hip Replacement News
Frequently Asked Questions About Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip ImplantsÂ are metal on metal hip implant devices that replace a damaged hip jointÂ by replacing the head of the thighbone with a ball, and the hip socket with a shell.Â When the ball and the shell rub against each other, it may cause problems for the patient.
Innovative Hip Replacement Device Causes More Problems than Solutions
Lawsuits against Howmedica Osteonics and the Stryker Corporation for misrepresentation and negligence are appearing nationwide. Since the Stryker hip implant was introduced into the consumer marketplace in 2009, several plaintiffs have come forward claiming injury and damages from the device.
Are You a Victim of a Stryker Hip Replacement Surgery? Contact a Qualified Attorney Today!
I recently wrote a blogÂ about dangerous hip replacement implants.Â I want to expand on that blog and focus on one implant in specific: the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem.Some individuals who have had the Stryker hip replacement implant have experienced no complications with the surgery.