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If you or a loved one have received a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement, Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement, or a Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head, and are experiencing problems, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.  Call today to get the facts.  Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 for a free no obligation consultation or use our online contact form below and a Bethlehem PA Hip Replacement Lawyer will get back to you quickly.  The call is free and there are no up-front legal charges.  We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you get paid.  Call now.


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Stryker Orthopaedics has warned that use of these medical devices may lead to corrosion and fretting.  Some patients may experience Metallosis (metal poisoning) and require corrective surgery and hospitalization.  A simple test can be administered to determine whether or not you have elevated metal levels in your blood.

Some complications to watch for include:

  • Fractured or broken implants
  • Joint dislocation
  • Metallosis
  • Implant corrosion
  • Allergic responses
  • Swelling in hip or groin area
  • Sudden onset of pain

Please call us now to discuss your legal options.

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Metal is a highly useful substance due to its strength and ability to be cast in a variety of shapes.  It’s not surprising that it was considered a good candidate for artificial hips.  But once inside the body, it can cause a range of problems due to its ability to enter the bloodstream. These effects are known collectively as metallosis.  Hip implants use corrosion-resistant metals including cadmium and chromium. As the metal wears, small particles of metal come loose end enter the surrounding area.  They cause local problems when they build up there, but metal ions (atoms with a positive or negative charge) also enter the bloodstream due to their small size.                                                                                                                                   
Once in the bloodstream, they continue to build up on the body’s tissues because the body has no efficient way of clearing them out. These metals are elements that occur naturally in the earth’s crust, and in tiny quantities the body uses them for its normal processes. However, metal atoms like those of chromium are toxic to the body’s tissues in elevated amounts. They cause oxidation (a chemical process equivalent to rust) and create inflammation.  Because these effects are spread out through the body’s tissues, they cause a range of effects that can be difficult to connect to hip implants at first.                                                                                          
Common problems of metal buildup include mood changes, cognitive and memory problems and nausea. Research has demonstrated how they change with levels in the blood.  In the case of chromium, a normal level is 2 or fewer micrograms per liter. A person with 1 to 5 micrograms per liter will have heart and memory problems. A person with levels in the 20s may also have hip pain, concentration problems, vertigo and deafness. A person with levels in the 60s may experience blindness, tremors, heart failure, seizures and rashes. Metals are also thought to be carcinogenic, although the link has not been proven.                                                     
Symptom may begin to show up within a period of years, but may not be recognized right away since they are easily mistaken for something else.  Once a patient goes to their doctor with their symptoms, it is easy to determine with a blood test whether they have very high levels of metal in the blood. However, treatment option are limited. There is no simple way to clear out the buildup. But replacing the implant with one that uses less metal will stop the influx of new metal ions and eventually the levels will go down.  Patients with a metal on metal implant may be at greater risk if it is poorly aligned. The risk also depends on the specific model. Many of these devices have been recalled or the subject of lawsuits due to their high rates of problems; metallosis patients may be eligible to sue or entitled to compensation to cover revision surgery and other expenses.