Once again, another hip replacement system is in the news. And the news is not good.
Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, is once again having problems with yet another of its hip replacement implants – the Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head. It’s being reported that these Stryker devices may be vulnerable to corrosion and “fretting,” which allows minute shards of its metallic components to leach into a patient’s tissues, bones and/or bloodstream.
The Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems were recalled by Stryker in 2012.
Reportedly, Stryker has received a higher than expected number of complaints regarding what’s called “taper lock failure” for specific lots of devices manufactured prior to 2011.
A number of the potential hazards associated with the Stryker LFit V40 may include the following:
- Disassociation of femoral head from hip stem
- Fractured hip stem trunnion
- Excessive metallic debris – Metallosis
- Insufficient soft tissue tension
- Loss of implant: bone fixation strength
- Excessive wear debris (polymeric)
- Implant constructed with a shortened neck length
If you or a loved one is having difficulties with an implant made by Stryker or another manufacturer, call a qualified Connecticut defective product lawyer. A knowledgeable defective product attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected.
RisCassi & Davis has handled hundreds of defective product cases (hips, knees, etc.) over our more than 60 years serving the people of Connecticut.
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