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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 Ft. Smith Arkansas 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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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
Stryker Hip Recall Lawsuit Arkansas

A hip replacement is a huge step that can’t be taken back once it is performed. For this reason, it’s inevitable that people will try more conservative options in the hope of avoiding or postponing the need for surgery. The first option is to try to reduce the symptoms of existing arthritis in the hip through over the counter painkillers and anti-inflammatories, combined with lifestyle changes. This can include weight loss, since being overweight places added pressure on the hip joint and speeds up the progress of osteoarthritis.  Patients can also try physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that surround the hip joint.  Exercise programs can include riding a stationary bike and light weight training, as well as water therapy that allows patients to exercise the joint in a weightless environment.                                                                
Another option is stretching, since arthritis tends to make muscles stiff.  Arthritis makes movement painful, reducing range of motion and causing muscles to shorten; being in pain also makes people tense up and further lessens flexibility. Yoga or another stretching program can restore range of motion.  Corticosteroids are a highly effective non-surgical solution that work by reducing inflammation.  In rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation and swelling cause the immune system’s attacks on the tissue are central to the disorder, but inflammation is also part of osteoarthritis.  Steroid injections to the area can reduce inflammation and the additional pain and stiffness it causes.                                                                       
One form of surgery that is less life-changing than hip replacement is hip arthroscopy. In this procedure, a surgeon inserts a scope to assess the damage to the hip and ways of repairing it, including shaving down rough bone, repairing damage to cartilage and the labrum (a “cuff” of thick tissue surrounding the socket), and removing any loose fragments of bone. This procedure is low-risk and has much less recovery time than a full replacement.
One treatment that could dramatically improve life for osteoarthritis sufferers is if it were possible to grow new cartilage in areas where it has worn away. Now, new treatments are offering the possibility to do that through the use of stem cells.  Stem cells are the undeveloped human cells that can develop into any type of cell in the body. In a new procedure, stem cells are collected from a patient’s own bone marrow and injected into a problem area, in the hopes that they will regrow damaged tissue.  Conclusive data on whether the treatment works is lacking, and insurance will not cover the procedure.                                           
Finally, hip resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement. In this surgery, the surface of the ball at the top of the femur is replaced with a metal surface that is cemented to it, as is the inside of the hip socket. While less damaging to healthy tissue, this is still a major surgery and comes with the risk of metal buildup in the tissues.