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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 Jersey City 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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There is no overall medical consensus on which combination of materials is best for a hip replacement; if there were, that combination would become overwhelmingly common, and the rest would drop out of use.  Instead, a variety of different materials are in use, with each type having a slightly different set of benefits and drawbacks.  Metal on metal hip implants have some of the best known sets of problems, but are still in wide use; anyone considering them should be fully aware of the drawbacks.  Metal on metal hip systems became widespread in the 1970s. The benefits of metal for this purpose are that it is very hard and shatter-proof, and generates a relatively low level of wear compared to plastic.  It can be engineered to be very smooth. The wear level is 60 times less than for metal on plastic. Because metal is so hard, the components can also be smaller in size while still handling the same amount of weight and pressure, further reducing the amount of wear.                                            
Metals used for this purpose include chromium and cobalt. Whenever a material is subject to friction, it sheds molecules and small particles.  Although metal is relatively low wear, the wear that does occur can have uniquely damaging effects.  As the particles build up over time, they form a black sludgy substance in the hip area. This can cause negative reactions: When the body’s immune system detects a foreign substance in the area, it sends component to attack them.  This leads to inflammation of the tissue.  And when there are metal ions near bone, the inflammation can damage the bone.  This can cause bone to become damaged in the area where the hip prosthesis was inserted, eventually causing loosening of the implant. When this happens, the patient needs to undergo a revision surgery, get the damaged bone removed and a new, more radical artificial hip inserted.                                                                         
As a response to the irritation, the body can also grow a pseudotumor, a soft solid mass.  These growths are not cancerous, but they do cause problems—for instance by pressing on blood vessels or nerves, or getting in the way of normal hip movement. They are also a major cause of hip pain.  Finally, metal toxicity is a serious danger for people with metal implants. Metal particles from the implant make their way into the blood and build up in the body’s tissues, causing symptoms like fatigue, nausea, mental or cognitive fogginess, mood changes, tinnitus, headaches and visual impairments. If you experience these symptoms, let a doctor know.  Patients with metal on metal hip replacements should also talk to their doctors about whether they should undergo periodic metal testing.                                                                             
If you experience symptoms of metal poisoning, the only cure is a revision surgery to replace the hip with one that uses less metal.  Over time, the accumulated metal will clear out once it stops entering the bloodstream.  Because of the problems with this type of implant, models have been recalled, and patients who have been harmed by them may be eligible to sue.