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If you or a loved one have received a Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement or Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement 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 Omaha 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.

We are also accepting cases involving:

  • DePuy ASR
  • DePuy Pinnacle
  • Wright Conserve Hip Cup
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
  • Wright Profemur Z Hip Replacement

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FAQ

Understanding Metal Ion Testing in Relation to Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
One of the side effects of having a metal-on-metal hip replacement is the release of metal ions into the body. Metal ions can be accumulated in the body as the implants wear down over time. Metal-on-metal hip replacements are the slowest wearing implants that can be found in the medical world, thus lowering the chances of fragments or shavings found in the body. They are also the sturdiest of all implants because of the strength of the metal.  This allows the patient to be unworried about dislocations as well as confident that the implant will be strong.

Testing for Elevated Metal Ions
Doctors will generally perform and MRI, CAT scan, or Ultrasound before they decide if metal ion testing is needed. If they find irregularities in the scans they may request a series of blood and urine tests for elevated metal ions in the body. These tests are generally outsourced by private companies due to the rarity of the test. Metal ion testing must be done using special metal-free tubes that will not contaminate the blood or urine. Doctors will usually look for an elevated amount of chromium and cobalt in the body, as these are the metals used for metal-on-metal hip replacements.

Results of Metal Ion Testing
So your test has come back and you are not sure what is normal, high or low for a typical metal ion level. Let us start by looking at normal levels from a patient that does not have a metal-on-metal hip replacement. A person who has a normal metal ion level would show zero parts per billion of cobalt and chromium in the body. This creates a perfect standard for seeing if someone has an elevated metal ion level. A metal ion level of seven parts per billion or less is typically considered to show that the patient has a properly functioning metal-on-metal hip replacement. Anything above seven parts per billion is considered to be a high level of metal ions in the body and should be checked by your doctor more thoroughly.

Effects of a High Metal Ion Level
In some cases, a high metal ion level has been known to cause an immune response from the metallic debris. The soft tissue surrounding the area of the metal-on-metal hip replacement has been shown to try to fight the metal shavings that may come off the implant. This can cause long term tissue or bone damage in the area. Although a high level of metal ions has not been shown to cause any short term damage, long term studies are still being tested. Until more is known about these effects, levels should be regularly checked by your doctor if you have shown high levels of metal ions. Elevated metal ion levels could be an indicator of a problem with the replacement that could require a second surgery to correct.

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