Stryker Hip Recall
Recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants
The manufacturer of Stryker recalled the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip implants back in June 2012. The Yost Legal Group is representing hip replacement patients across America in Stryker lawsuits to obtain just compensation for their pain, suffering, lost wages, and other losses from the failure of their Stryker hip implants.
Stryker sent a letter to people who have received either of these hip implants letting patients know of these problems.
If you are experiencing any pain of side effects after undergoing hip implant surgery, you should see an orthopedic surgeon immediately. Then call The Yost Legal Group and we will help with your claim against the manufacturer of the Stryker Hip implant products.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants Dangerous Side Effect
- Severe Hip Pain
- Loose implant causing grinding
- Metal poisoning from the implant
- Death of muscle tissue & bone cells
- Blood poisoning
It was not your doctor’s fault. These products are defective and patients are requiring hip implant replacement surgery. There is a limited time to make your claim so call The Yost Legal Group immediately so that we can begin to protect your rights.
Time is running out to make a claim, so please call now.
If you have had hip replacement surgery and are having pain and other complications, please contact The Yost Legal Group Stryker Hip Implant lawyers at 1-800-Yost-Law (1-800-967-8529) for a free consultation. We will look into what hip implant was used in your surgery and advise you of your rights.
Stryker Recall – Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant Systems Recalled
Stryker marketed the Rejuvenate and ABG II systems as being the “next generation” and “latest evolution” in their hip replacement product lines.
Most artificial hip implants consist of a one-piece neck and stem, and a cup. Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II systems included multiple neck and stem components that the surgeon could choose from.
The ABG II system had eight right stems, eight left stems, and ten modular necks, which were supposed to offer greater stability and minimal bone stress. The Rejuvenate hip, with six stems and sixteen necks, was marketed to younger patients who were promised longer-lasting devices that offered a better range of motion.
Stryker began selling the Rejuvenate hip system in 2009 and the ABG II hip system in 2010. Two years later, Stryker recalled these hip implants. Stryker did not conduct any clinical testing on the safety and effectiveness of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip systems before selling the devices.
Stryker Hip Replacement Recall
Physicians and health regulators understand the dangers to patients from the release of tiny metallic particles by, and the widespread failures of, all-metal (also called metal-on-metal) hip implants.
Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stem systems are not considered metal-on-metal devices, since they do not have a metal ball that rubs against a metal socket. However, because the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II necks are made of chromium and cobalt, and the stems are coated with titanium, they do have a metal-on-metal junction and can release metallic debris into nearby tissue and the blood stream.
In April 2012, Stryker issued an “Urgent Safety Alert” to surgeons for the two hip replacement systems. The alert listed “excessive metal debris and/or ion generation” as one of the safety risks to patients. According to Stryker’s Safety Alert, the following problems can result:
• Metallosis (release of metal ions into the tissue and blood stream)
• Necrosis (premature tissue death)
• Osteolysis (bone dissolution)
• Pain and loosening of the hip implant requiring revision surgery
Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuits
Patients nationwide have suffered the injuries of metallosis and tissue damage, and have had to undergo often painful and complicated revision surgery to remove and replace faulty Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implants.
In lawsuits filed against Stryker, these patients charge that the Rejuvenate and ABG II devices are defective because the modular neck is prone to fretting, degradation, and fracture. Further, the lawsuits allege that Stryker knew or should have known that the Rejuvenate and AGB II hip systems were not safe for the patients, yet continued to market and sell the products.
Contact The Yost Legal Group
If you or a family member have experienced problems with a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System or the AGB II Modular Hip System replacement implants, or have been told your implant should be replaced, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529) for help.
An experienced hip replacement lawyer will speak with you for free and help you find answers. We will review your claim absolutely free and let you know if you have a viable case against the medical device manufacturer.
Please contact The Yost Legal Group to schedule your Hip Implant injury consultation. Call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).