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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 Wilmington DE 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.


Stryker Hip Recall Lawyers Wilmington Delaware

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
  • 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


For people who are suffering from severe pain and limited mobility due to arthritis in the hip, replacement of the joint can seem like a miracle. Nevertheless, this is a major surgery that comes with a set of significant risks and drawbacks.  The hip is one of the body’s largest and most important joints.  Its ball and socket construction allows it to move in all directions, not just one or two, and the hips support half the body’s weight. A healthy hip moves smoothly; the socket and the ball at the tip of the femur are padded by a layer of cartilage and by the synovial membrane, which secretes fluid.  When something damages this smooth movement, the result is pain and stiffness.                                                                                                                               
The two top causes of hip problems are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  In osteoarthritis, the layer of cartilage is damaged and begins to break down, eventually leading to areas of exposed bone.  This can be caused by trauma to the joint (such as from repeated sports injuries) or excessive pressure caused by being overweight.  In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune systems attacks the body’s tissues for reasons that are not fully understood.  Immune cells attack the synovium, making it inflamed and swollen.  Both these conditions can make it painful to walk or move.                                                                                                           
Painkillers, anti-inflammatories and steroids can reduce symptoms, but when these fail, it is time to consider surgery.  Hip replacement has been performed for a century, but became popular starting in the 60s. In this surgery, the damage bone is replaced with artificial components made from metal, plastic or ceramic. Typically, the ball at the top of the femur is removed and an artificial ball is inserted into the bone with a metal stem.  The inside of the hip socket is also replaced. The replacement parts are perfectly smooth, allowing smooth and pain-free motion to return.  However, they typically have less range of motion than a healthy natural hip. They have a risk of dislocation if they are put in certain positions.  The surgery itself is a major one and takes about 6 weeks to recover from.  There is a risk of blood clotting after the surgery.                                                                                                                                                    
More long-term risks include wear of the artificial opponents leading to buildup of artificial particles in the joint. In the case of metal this is particularly dangerous; it can irritate the surrounding tissue and leach into the blood, causing metal toxicity. When this occurs, the metal-on-metal hip needs to be replaced with another kind.  All artificial hips will wear out or come loose, given enough time.  The younger a person is, the more likely they will have to undergo additional surgery.  For this reason, partial hip resurfacing, a less radical alternative, is recommended for younger and more active people. A hip that is incorrectly inserted or imperfectly aligned is likely to wear out faster and need to be replaced.