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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 Erie Pennsylvania 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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Please fill out our online contact form and a Lawyer will get back to you promptly.  Please note that the use of this form or the internet does not create an attorney client relationship.

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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Erie PA

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FAQ                                  
There is no overall medical consensus on which combination of materials is best for a hip replacement.  None are perfect, but metal on metal hip implants have some of the best-known sets of problems, but are still in wide use; there are some things you should know if you’re considering them.Metal on metal hip systems became widespread in the 1970s. Metal seems like an obvious choice for this purpose because it is hard, smooth and shatter-proof.  Its wear level is 60 times less than for metal on plastic. And like plastic, the metals used for implants, including cobalt and chromium, are corrosion-resistant.                                                    
The problem with metal comes from wear. Whenever a material is subject to friction, it sheds molecules and small particles.  Although metal is relatively low wear, the wear that does occur can have uniquely damaging effects.  As the particles build up over time, they form a black sludgy substance in the hip area. And when the body’s immune system detects a foreign substance in the area, it sends component to attack them.  This can lead to inflammation of the tissue, including the bone that anchors the implant. Over time, it loosens, and the patient needs to undergo a revision surgery to get a new, more radical artificial hip inserted.
A second serious danger is metal toxicity. The wear debris makes its way into the bloodstream and causes toxic effects throughout the system: mental fogginess, mood changes, fatigue, nausea, rashes, vertigo and cramps. If you experience these symptom, the only cure is a revision surgery to replace the hip with one that uses less metal.  Over time, the accumulated metal will clear out once it stops entering the bloodstream. A blood test can help determine whether you have elevated metal levels.                                                                                 
As a result of the problems with wear particles, metal on metal implants seem to have a shorter life span than other types.  For metal on plastic hip replacements, the most common type, only 4 percent are revised in under 10 years. By contrast, 20 percent of metal on metal hip replacements will be revised 10 to 13 years after insertion.   There are many factors that affect wear levels, including the size of the implant (a smaller ball wears less) and the patient’s activity level. But all patients with a metal implant are at some risk, and should talk to their doctor about how to manage it.