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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 a Washington DC 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

How to Tell If You Need a Second Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement or Hip Resurfacing Surgery

Did you know that the longevity of a hip replacement varies from person to person? Several factors go into how long your hip implant will last overall. In general, most hip replacements can last as long as 25 years. With the new advances in hip replacement materials, the new prosthetic joints tend to have a longer life than older ones.

So how do you know if you will need a new hip replacement? Let’s look at what you can examine to determine whether you need to talk to your orthopedic surgeon about a second hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery. They can talk to you about options for either a new metal-on-metal hip implant or reconstructive surgery.

Symptoms That Indicate a Need for a Second Hip Replacement

As we mentioned, there are several reasons you might need a second hip replacement. We will focus on the four major reasons for considering a second hip replacement.

4 reasons for a second metal-on-metal hip replacement:

1.    Dislocation that is recurrent

a.    Your hip replacement keeps “popping out” of place
b.    Most times, a dislocation only happens once, but if it is recurrent, you need to talk to your doctor.

2.    Wear and tear

a.    Most hip replacements last a long time, but some can show more wear sooner
b.    Pain and limited motion in your hip could mean your implant has worn out

3.    Injury

a.    A fall or other severe injury can cause damage to your implant
b.    After a trauma, an x-ray or other imaging can be used to confirm any damage to the implant

4.    Infection

a.    Some happen to get an infection at the site of surgery
b.    Fever that persists, chills, swelling or redness around the incision and pain at all times are cause for concern

What to Ask Your Doctor

There are two approaches that the orthopedic surgeon can take to remedy your problem. If the joint implant is too far damaged to continue to be a benefit to you, it is likely they will remove the implant and place a second one. If the joint simply needs resurfacing, the doctor will go that route instead.

Either type of surgery brings the same risks again as the first time. Rehabilitation may be even more difficult the second time. Prepare yourself by speaking with your doctor about the best rehab plan for the second hip reconstructive surgery.