On May 22, 2018, Stryker Orthopedics announced a significant new recall of its LFIT V40 Femoral Head hip implant product. Stryker added eight sets of additional femoral head device catalog groups to their new recall. This represents more than 45,000 additional hip implants devices that are being recalled.
The LFIT V40 is a hip implant replacement known as a femoral head. The problems have been an unacceptable high rate of reported stem failures due to the Stryker system.
If you or a loved one suffered the following complications we can obtain a monetary recovery for you:
- The Hip Implant femoral head has dislocated or moved
- The Hip Implant has loosened
- The Hip Implant is fractured
- A revision surgery is needed to resolve a side effect or complication from prior surgery
- Leg length discrepancy
- Loss of mobility due to a hip stem fracture or movement
- Negative local tissue reaction to the femoral stem
We are also handling side effects including corrosion at the head neck junction, and metallosis, which is a metal buildup in the surrounding tissue which requires a revision surgery.
We are investigating and signing these cases nationwide.
If you or your loved one has suffered any of the above due to the Stryker Orthopedic LFIT V40 hip implant please contact us today to speak to a case specialist.
If you would like to know if your Stryker Hip Implant has been recalled please contact our office or please review the below list to see if your model number is part of the recall.
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Models On May 2018 Safety Notice
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On September 27th, 2016, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia’s version of the United States Federal Drug Administration) publicized a hazard alert concerning the taper lock failure of the Stryker hip femoral head model known as the Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads. The hip femoral head is a device implanted during hip replacement surgery.
The problem is that these femoral heads have a higher than expected failure rate at the taper lock. The taper lock is the part of the device which connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. If the taper lock fails the patient will experience severe pain including movement of the femoral head device, Metallosis (high metallic levels found in the blood) can result.
The result can very well be the need for corrective or revision surgery. Stryker has notified orthopedic surgeons who implanted this model of the increased risk of taper lock failure and complications including device movement and the need for corrective surgery.
This femoral head is used interchangeably with Stryker’s entire product line of modular total hip replacement devices. These are called arthroplasty devices. Sadly, corrosion at the juncture of the head to the device’s neck can lead to severe complications to implant patients.
The unsafe medical device team at Nadrich & Cohen are investigating nationwide Stryker Femoral head implant side effects claims. Specifically, we are investigating patients who had these devices implanted in them and who suffered complications requiring corrective surgery.
What is the Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head Used For?
Stryker’s LFIT V40 Anatomic CoCr Femoral Heads are made of a cobalt and chromium alloy and are used with other modular hip implants, including the following models:
- Accolade TMZF
- Accolade 2 Stems
- Meridian Stems
- Citation Stems
The LFIT Anatomic CoCr Femoral Heads were designed to offer surgeons the flexibility to better match a patient’s anatomy with the device in order to restore natural movement. Stryker promises that these devices will enhance hip stability, minimize dislocation, and maximize range of motion.
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads Lawsuits
Since 2014, there has been litigation involving the Accolade TMZF hip stem used in combination with the LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head. These lawsuits state that the titanium in the hip stem does not withstand structural integrity when used with chromium/cobalt femoral heads. This may result in fretting and corrosion that releases toxic metal ions into the body, causing severe and permanent destruction to the bone and tissue.
Health Canada Announces Stryker Hip Recall for the LFit V40 Femoral Head.
Health Canada in 2014 announced a recall for the same LFit V40 Femoral Heads. The FDA’s MAUDE database has more than 100 documented adverse effects associated with the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 head.
Attorneys Reviewing Stryker Hip Lawsuits
Recipients of these devices may be able to to pursue legal action, even in the absence of a Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head recall, if they experienced complications allegedly related to taper lock failure. To obtain a free, no-obligation review of your potential Stryker hip lawsuit, please contact Nadrich & Cohen LLP today, by calling (800) 718-4658
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