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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 an Albany NY 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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Stryker Hip Lawyers Albany NY

A key goal of hip replacements is to keep the new components functioning properly for as long a time as possible, thus delaying the need for revision surgery.  A good lifespan for an artificial hip is 20 years or more, while it is suboptimal for them to last 5 to 10 years, an outcome that sometimes happens if the implant generates tos of wear particles or is improperly aligned. But in recent years, it has become apparent that metal on metal hips have a higher failure rate than one would expect, leading doctors to argue that they are not a good choice.  For metal on plastic hip replacements, the most common type, only 4 percent are revised in under 10 years. By contrast, 20 percent of metal on metal hip replacements will be revised 10 to 13 years after insertion. An additional risk factor is bearing size. The larger the bearing is, the more wear is generated, so the higher the risk of early revision. About a quarter of bearings over 40 mm will be replaced within 10 years, compared to about 6 percent of those under 28 mm.                                                                                                                                    
Wear is the most important risk factor for artificial hip longevity.  metal on metal systems have a wear rate of a sixtieth the amount of MOP systems.  But the wear that does take place is especially dangerous. The metal particles cause irritation to the surrounding tissue, causing it to develop pseudotumors—masses of tissue that are not cancerous, but can interfere with muscles, tendons, veins and other body parts.  One study suggested that about 30 percent of metal on metal patients had asymptomatic pseudotumors, but a harmless mass can eventually grow so large that it does cause harm. They can also damage bone because the immune system detects foreign bodies and attacks them, damaging nearby bone; this can cause the implants to come loose and make it necessary to replace the damaged tissue in a revision surgery.                                                                                                                                             
Another unique danger is metallosis, toxicity from metal ions that leach into the blood.  This causes system-wide problems such as cognitive, mood and memory problems, nausea and weakness.  The only solution is to remove the source of the metal particles and wait for the level of metal in the tissues to go down. Patients who have metal on metal implants should consider having regular blood tests for metal content, so they will know if it is approaching dangerous levels.                                                                                                                                               
Overall, the repercussions from all-metal implants are serious, and many patients would have chosen differently had they known the risks; anyone considering hip replacement should learn about the downsides before considering an metal on metal implant.