News of a hip replacement recall often leaves patients with a lot of questions.
Below, our metal on metal hip replacement lawyers answer the who, what, where, why and when concerning a recent recall of certain Stryker hip replacement components.
Common Questions and Answers about Stryker Modular Neck Hip Stem Recall
Who Issued the Recall? Stryker Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall.
What was Recalled? Two Stryker modular hip stems were recalled. 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.
Where did the Recall Occur? The recall occurred in the United States and globally.
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.
When was the Recall Issued? The Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and the Stryker ABG II modular hip stems were recalled in July 2012.
Answers to Your Most Important Question: What do I do if I’m Hurt?
If you have had hip implant surgery then it is important to talk to your doctor about the specific devices used in your surgery, the potential adverse events associated with those devices, and the possible symptoms of any adverse events. If you begin to experience any symptoms, or your doctor discovers a problem at one of your routine visits, then it is important to get immediate medical and legal help.
You deserve to know what happened with your metal hip. Our team will provide a case evaluation at no cost to you, so you can work on getting back on your feet. Call Tom and Melissa today to get answers.
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What To Do:
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- Do not Speak to Others about Your Concerns
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