What was recalled?
Stryker recalled two modular hip stems were recalled globally in July 2012. The hip stems recalled included all lots of the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II modular hip stems. A modular hip stem attaches to an artificial hip replacement to help the hip replacement fit better with an individual patient’s anatomy.
Why was the recall issued?
Stryker issued the recall because of a concern about fretting and corrosion. As a result, patients could experience pain and swelling in the tissue around the implant. It has been reported that at least 45 adverse events were reported to the FDA in the first half of 2012. There is concern that the post-market surveillance data on the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II may predict a trend of similar adverse events.
What do I do if I’m hurt?
If you suspect you’re experiencing symptoms of a defective hip, it’s important to get immediate medical and legal help. Your doctor can explain your medical options to you, and your hip implant lawyer can explain your legal options.