On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled two hip implant components used in several of their total hip replacement systems. The recalled parts include all lots of the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems. A modular hip stem attaches to an artificial hip replacement to help the hip replacement fit better with each individual patient’s anatomy. The hip stem is composed of a modular stem with a modular neck designed for use with compatible femoral heads and their compatible acetabular components.
Stryker issued this particular recall because of concerns about wear and tear and corrosion. During the first half of 2012, at least 45 adverse events were reported to the FDA. The problem is patients can experience pain and swelling in the tissue around the implant. Here are some adverse events from the MAUDE database:
–Doctor has 10 patients who have a potential metal sensitivity to the Rejuvenate modular stem/neck.
–One year post hip replacement. Company: Stryker modular implant prosthesis: Rejuvenate date of surgery 2011. Initial recovery went well. In 2012, noticed difficulty climbing stairs/hip flexion/round of anti-inflammatories/round of physical therapy/stretching exercises/heat/cold/water therapy failed to reduce symptoms. At one year follow up with orthopedic surgeon – dr. on 2012. I was told this is a problem being seen in patients with this prosthesis. “Classic symptoms” which will be evaluated by lab tests and MRI – I have these scheduled next 2012. My understanding is that the FDA had issued an alert about this prosthesis weeks ago to orthopedic physicians, though there has been no recall yet. I am concerned that this device is still being used. I will confirm my problem through appropriate tests and physician follow up. Diagnosis or reason for use: l hip osteoarthritis/djd
–It was reported that. Called me this morning at 7:45 am and relayed that she had spoken to r. W. last night. He recently received the product correction bulleting from Stryker on Rejuvenate modular stems. He has used Rejuvenate modular stem in patients and told her that he has had failures for the stem.
This Stryker recall is one more hip implant recall further shaking the community of people who have metal on metal hip implants and the surgeons who have implanted them.
Have you have suffered from the Stryker recalled Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II modular hip stem? If the answer is yes, please contact Anapol Weiss hip implant lawyers for additional information about your legal rights and potential compensation.