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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 Scranton PA 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                                 
Patients and doctors count on medical authorities to provide guidelines on what treatments are safe, provide a high standard of care, and which should be discontinued. These include medical textbooks, medical societies and government agencies like the FDA.
As data have increasingly come out suggesting that metal on metal hip implants are harmful, many have argued that authorities should come out against the use of these devices.  Studies have shown that metal on metal systems are many times more likely to fail before the 10-year mark than the most popular alternative, MOP systems. And some authorities have come out against them: The British Hip society has stated that metal on metal systems with bearings of over 36 mm should not be used.                                                                                                                           
The FDA is the organization with primary authority for issuing recalls of faulty medical devices, and has asked or ordered manufacturers to recall many devices that were causing too early failure.  While they have not explicitly recommended against metal on metal replacements, they have created a website specifically to address the issue and share the latest information.   They write on their website that that “Metal-on-metal hip implants have unique risks in addition to the general risks of all hip implants In metal-on-metal hip implants, the metal ball and the metal cup slide against each other during walking or running. Metal can also be released from other parts of the implant where two implant components connect.  Metal release will cause some tiny metal particles to wear off of the device around the implant, which may cause damage to bone and/or soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint.”                                                                                                                                            
The FDA follows other experts in associating metal with both device failure and toxicity. They write that “Soft tissue damage may lead to pain, implant loosening, device failure and the need for revision surgery (a surgical procedure where the implant is removed and another is put in its place). Some of the metal ions released will enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, where they may cause symptoms or illnesses elsewhere in the body (systemic reactions). "                                                                                                                                              
No specific information is available as to how much metal in the blood is too much: “Presently, the FDA does not have enough scientific data to specify the concentration of metal ions in a patient’s body or blood necessary to produce adverse systemic effects.  In addition, the reaction seems to be specific to individual patients, with different patients having different reactions to the metal wear particles.”  Currently, the FDA has adopted a cautiously critical attitude; it is unlikely that they will become more positive as more information comes out about the dangers of metal implants.