For the past few years, patients who have been implanted with recalled Stryker hip replacement devices have had to undergo painful revision surgery to remove and replace the company’s faulty Trident and Rejuvenate implants. The Trident implants were recalled in 2008, and in July 2012 Stryker announced the recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck hip systems.
Modular Neck Hip Systems Differ From Other All-Metal Devices
The Stryker implants are different from other all-metal hip replacement implants in that they allow surgeons to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy, which they are not able to do with other “ball and socket” implant models. The Stryker femoral devices were meant to offer a more personalized fit for every patient, as opposed to other hip replacements that were not as easily adaptable to each patient’s individual needs.
Unfortunately, despite their adjustable design, the Stryker hip components were found to be fraught with issues almost immediately after they were brought to market. Recipients began complaining of loud squeaking sounds coming from the Trident implants, and those who received the Rejuvenate and ABG II models experienced pain, swelling, reduced mobility, and issues with metal poisoning—symptoms common among many recipients whose devices have gone on to fail.
The difference between other metal-on-metal hip device failures and the Stryker failures is that revision surgery is further complicated by the fact that the Stryker implants are individually adapted to each patient’s body type and needs. Replacing the Stryker implant with another brand of hip replacement means that the patient will experience an even lengthier recovery and might never regain the degree of mobility he or she had with the Stryker device. Hip replacement revision surgery is always difficult, but for Stryker recipients it means needing to get used to having a new hip that is vastly different from the one they previously had.
The Rottenstein Law Group Helps Those Affected By Faulty Stryker Hips
The Rottenstein Law Group has over 25 years of collective experience helping individuals who have been injured by defective medical devices and dangerous prescriptions drugs. If you have been implanted with a recalled hip replacement device and are experiencing symptoms of failure, we can help you sue for compensation. If you’d like a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys, fill out our contact form, or call 1-888-224-9712 and a lawyer from the Rottenstein Law Group will reach out to you as soon as possible