Hip replacement surgery can provide years of increased mobility and freedom from pain — unless the new replacement hip is defective. In those cases, the so-called “cure” is worse than the condition it was meant to treat. Two hip replacement products, the Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip system and the Stryker ABG II hip system, are known to cause dangerous side effects in patients who were implanted with them.
The metals in the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip systems may corrode inside the body, triggering metallosis, an inflammation in the tissues that surround the implant. Doctors are concerned about the toxicity of the metal particles that are released in a patient’s body when the hardware deteriorates. Complications can include fluid in the joint and tissue and bone necrosis. In some patients, damage may extend to the heart, nervous system and thyroid gland.
The company that manufactures these dangerous hip replacement prosthetics has issued a voluntary product recall for both of them. The devices must be surgically removed, subjecting patients to additional risks associated with major operations.
At TorkLaw, we have the skill and experience to represent hip replacement patients against major medical device manufacturers. If you or someone you know has had hip replacement surgery, we invite you to visit our office for a free, no-obligation meeting to discuss your claim.