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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 Frederick Maryland 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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FAQ    

When it comes to hip replacements, patients are often unsure which materials to choose.  Like all other combinations of materials, metal on plastic hip replacements have a distinctive set of pluses and minuses.  Metal on plastic has been used since the 1960s for hip replacements.  In these systems, the femoral ball is made of a metal, such as cobalt or chromium or a combination of them, and the cup is made of polyethylene, a form of plastic that melts at high temperatures and can be heated many times without burning. It can take many forms; the ones used in medicine are very hard and dense, due to the high number of bonds at the molecular level.  The metals used include cobalt and chromium, and they are engineered to be as smooth and wear-resistant as possible.                                                                      
These types of artificial hips have been in use for decades and have a history of relatively high success. They also have the advantage of being well studied.  There are both benefits and drawbacks to plastic.  It is a relatively soft material compared to metal and ceramic, which explains why plastic on plastic implants are not made.  It generates relatively high rates of wear compared to metal, but the wear particles are considered less harmful because they cannot leach into the blood and cause metal toxicity. However, this does not mean they are harmless.  When they accumulate in the hip are, they can be attacked by the immune system, leading to bone damage.                                                                                                                                       
Plastic is shatterproof, unlike ceramic. Over time, the plastics used have become more wear-resistant, especially with the introduction of highly cross-linked polyethylene.
Metal is the most controversial component of hip replacements, causing localized tissue irritation and damage as well as overall system toxicity through the bloodstream.  With metal on plastic implants, the amount of metal wear is reduced, but the system can suffer from buildup from two types of material, making wear, loosening and pseudotumors a danger. While this type of implant is safer than metal on metal with regard to metal toxicity risk, some have argued the danger of other side effects is just as bad.                                                        
How do doctors choose which type of implant they will recommend and use?  Controlled studies that definitively answer which type is best are rare, due to the long time frames involved and inability to randomly assign patients to one type of hip or another as in a controlled trial. Doctors typically choose based on their own clinical experience and which type of implant they are most comfortable working with. Because metal on plastic hips are considered the gold standard by many, they will likely persist and be further improved over the years.