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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 an Edison New Jersey 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

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When a patient undergoes hip replacement, at first they receive intensive care and monitoring: medications, physical therapy, frequent check-ins and instructions on when and how to resume normal activities.  But after a few months has passed and the patient has healed, they have little contact with the medical system. In fact, that can be a mistake. For patients with metal on metal hips, the risks to their health don’t end when their incision heals, and they may need long-term monitoring.  Patients with metal implants are at increased risk because as the hip joint wears, metal particles accumulate in the surrounding tissue in the bloodstream. This can cause irritation and cause pseudotumors to develop that interfere with movement or press against veins and arteries.  It can also cause damage to the bone as the immune system attacks the foreign particles, ultimately causing loosening of the implants.  This is a major cause of patients needing revision surgery.                                                        
The metal also builds up in blood, causing system-wide symptoms like fatigue, mental confusion and mood changes.  This can also make it necessary to have revision surgery in order to replace the metal device with ceramic or plastic ones. Some metal devices have been recalled as a result of widespread problems, but patients who had them implanted before the recall are still at risk.  Monitoring can take the form of a blood test to determine the level of metal particles in a person’s blood.  If it is too high, doctors may consider removing and replacing the implant before it can cause further systemic problems. This is important because once metal buildup has caused mental or other problems, they cannot be easily cured, but will only slowly recede once the source of the metal is removed
A UK agency that is equivalent to the FDA has recommended that patients with metal on metal implants should have a blood test every year. The recommendation will affect 50,000 people. With 2.5 million people in the US having undergone hip replacements, the number would be even higher here.                                                                                                                                  
In the US there is no formal recommendation for monitoring, so whether a patient undergoes regular blood tests will depend on whether the doctor recommends it or the patient requests it. It is a good idea for the patient to discuss their concerns with their doctor and formulate a plan for monitoring the levels of metal in their blood.  In addition, patients should be aware of symptoms of metallosis and see their doctor immediately about hip pain and stiffness, fatigue, cognitive or mood symptoms or other unexpected changes.