New Stryker Hip Implant Recall Expected

Posted on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 3:49 pm    

hip-implantHip implants back in the news!  Once again, expect to hear about Stryker Corporation in the again as a new hip implant recall is likely conming for the LFit V40 femoral heads due to complaints of “taper lock” failures. These are used on the Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems as well as Meridian and Citation stems. Risks from these failures include: disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem, excessive metallic debris and other complications.

In 2012, Stryker Corp. recalled two of its metal on metal hip implant systems- the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems. All-metal implants account for one out of every 3 hip replacements. These devices have been abandoned by device manufacturers after complications arose from the metal components rubbing together and creating tiny metallic debris that causes serious damage to tissue and muscle.

In late 2014, Stryker announced it set aside $1.4 billion to offer settlements to those patients with the defective hip implants who had to undergo revision surgery. The average payout to victims is around $300,000.

If you or someone you know has experienced complications from a hip replacement from a defective implant, please contact my office for help.

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