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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 Gulfport Mississippi 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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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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We are also accepting cases involving:

  • DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit
  • DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Lawsuit
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Profemur Z Hip Lawsuit 
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FAQ        
For decades, researchers have sought the ideal material to use in artificial hip components.  That material would be extremely hard, resistant to wearing down or shattering, and unlikely to create adverse reactions when it does wear.  Ceramic has arisen as one answer to this question; it is not a perfect substance, but its unique qualities do make it an increasingly appealing choice.  The term “ceramic” refers to composite materials that are hardened by heating them. In the case of ceramic dishes, it is made from clay, while medical ceramic is made from metallic elements like alumina and zirconia. They are powdered, treated and mixed with other substances that contribute to hardness and other desirable quality.  They are then fired and engineered to be very smooth.  The chemical processes they undergo destroy their metallic properties, so particles that detach from the implant do not cause metallosis, unlike those from metal components. They are oxidized, making them chemically inert and not vulnerable to further oxidation. The resulting materials have a crystalline structure with fine grains of all the same size.                                                                                               
Ceramic hip components were first introduced to the market about 40 years ago. The first generation of these implants were unacceptably prone to shattering. Although medical ceramic is not brittle like ceramic dishes and vases, it is still somewhat brittle, and over time, researchers have worked to make materials that are harder and more resistant to breakage.  However, one downside of ceramic implants remains the risk of catastrophic breakage.  This is more likely to happen with ceramic on ceramic implants.  The breakage occurs when minute imperfections or porosity allow a crack to begin to form as the implant is exposed to stress and tension over time.  To solve this problem, some systems are made with a ceramic ball and plastic cup; however, this creates the risk of tissue irritation from buildup of plastic particles, so either choice presents tradeoffs.                                                                                          
Audible squeaking is also a reported issue with some hip implant patients.
Presently, only about 10 percent of artificial hips use a ceramic ball, and even fewer are all ceramic. This is a reflection of the higher cost of ceramic implants, and their lower familiarity compared to metal and plastics. There is currently little definitive research to answer the question of which implant performs better over decades. Over time, ceramic components may become more popular if evidence accumulates showing they are reliable. The risk of shatter may also continue to decrease as making and engineering of ceramics improves.