Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement Problems & Risks
Nadrich & Cohen are investigating Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant victims who have had implanted the Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip system. We are interviewing victims who have experienced failure of their Stryker hip implants which may require revision surgery.
On July 4th, 2012 Stryker Orthopedics announced a voluntary recall for the United States of particular Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant models.
The reason for the recall was the increasing number of problems being identified with the hip system including metallosis (increase in blood levels of metallic debris adjacent to the implant), necrosis (death of surrounding tissues), osteolysis (death of bone cell due to impingement or interference of blood flow) and other side effects – all which require revision surgery.
Stryker stated in its recall “potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction” as the reason for its recall. The modular-neck stem implants recalled are not metal on metal hips. They have a metal femoral neck. The risk of modular-neck stems is that fretting and corrosion occur when the stem and neck overlap. The result is metal ions migrating to the surrounding tissue. This is the same problem with the metal on metal hip implants.
The Rejuvenate hip is made from metal, ceramic and polyethylene. Unfortunately, it can release metal ions or metal debris into the body. We believe the cause of the defective design is the neck junction which could cause corrosion and fretting.
If you or your loved one had a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck stem component implanted, immediately contact us to determine whether or not you have a right to a financial recovery.