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Issues Continue after Stryker Orthopaedics Recalls Two Artificial Hip Replacement Devices

Published on Mar 14, 2013 at 8:00 am in Product Liability.

Stryker Orthopaedics announced the recall of two brands of its artificial hip replacements in July 2012 but the injuries caused by these defective hip implants are still ongoing. The devices have been linked to at least 45 cases in which patients suffered pain or swelling in the affected joints, which many Kentucky hip replacement injury attorneys have seen cause debilitating conditions in many hip-replacement patients.

The recalled hip replacements include the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has received at least 45 reports of injuries since the beginning of 2012. The devices are being removed from the market while Stryker and the FDA investigate the causes of the adverse reactions and how to best address them.

Both devices attach to a hip replacement implant to correct problems with hip movement or function that appear in certain patients. Some of the recent complications, however, seem to be connected to problems at the device’s modular neck junction. Stryker announced it would recall the devices while it figured out how best to fix the problems related to their use.

Although the company said the overall risk of complications related to the devices was low, it encouraged patients to speak to their doctors if they experience pain or swelling at the joint site that can’t be attributed to another cause, like injury or strain. Patients can call the company at 1-888-317-0200 or visit www.AboutStryker.com/ModularNeckStems3 to learn more about the recalled devices and symptoms related to device failure.

If you have suffered serious complications as the result of Stryker hip replacement failure, you may have cause for legal action. Such matters would be best discussed with an experienced product liability attorney.

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