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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 Billings Montana 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.

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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 Hip Lawsuit
  • DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Lawsuit
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular Hip Lawsuit
  • Wright Profemur Z Hip Lawsuit 
Stryker Hip Lawyers Billings MT

A healthy human hip is an amazing example of natural engineering. This major joint can bear half the body’s weight, stand up to high-impact activities and move in a wide range of motion in every direction.  It makes use of a squishy layer of cartilage and synovial fluid to minimize friction.  And in most cases, it can repair the damage caused by everyday wear and tear. But when that process of repair fails, as in osteoarthritis, a person may need an artificial hip.  The goal of these hip systems is to mimic the function of a healthy human hip as closely as possible, but doing so presents significant challenges.  One aspect of artificial hip design is what shape and form the components should take.  Most hip systems are similar in this regard.  They consist of a femoral ball attached to a stem and a cup or socket.  In surgery, the damaged femur top and inner part of the hip socket are cut off, and the new components are attached with surgical cement. A long rod is inserted into the leg bone to anchor the ball more securely.                                                                                                                                                                 
Another issue is what size the components should be. When the first hip implants were created, medical experts assumed they should be the same size as an actual human hip joint (hip balls are about 40 to 55 millimeters across). However, there was a problem with this: the larger the joint, the larger the surface area that is exposed to friction when the joint moves, and so the greater the amount of wear particles. For this reason, most current artificial hip models are smaller than a real human hip joint.  This has the added benefit that the surgical incision does not need to be as large.  However, a smaller hip joint is more prone to dislocation. In recent years slightly larger hip systems have been produced, with the goal of reducing dislocation while keeping wear particles to an acceptable level.                                                
One noteworthy problem is what material to use.  Human bone is hard and resilient, and because it contains living cells, it can repair itself when it gets damaged.  The same is not true of inert artificial materials. Because particles that are worn off an artificial hip are not made of the body’s own cells, the immune system may also attack them, causing irritation. For both these reasons, the material needs to be as strong and wear-resistant as possible.  Materials used include metal, polyethylene and medical ceramic.  Metal is very hard but causes the highest level of side effects, while plastic is softer and can also cause local irritation. Ceramic is wear-resistant and biocompatible but prone to breakage. Currently, no material is perfect. Because ceramic causes less wear and fewer side effects than metal particles, ceramic hip balls are typically larger than metal ones.