Hip Replacement Devices Recalls
Ohio Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers
On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled two of its hip implant products. The voluntary recall was prompted by the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or near the modular-neck junction and high early failure rate. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant was previously recalled in Canada in May 2012.
The recalled products include the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. While the Stryker Rejuvenate is not a metal-on-metal hip device, it does have some metal-on-metal components that can result in the development of metallosis in some patients. Metallosis can lead to bone damage, pain, tissue necrosis, allergic reactions, elevated levels of metal – especially cobalt and immunological complications.
The Rejuvenate and ABG products were first marketed in 2009 and were promoted as providing orthopedic surgeons with the ability to customize the implants to fit the individual patient’s anatomy, resulting in a better fit and longer implant life.
In November 2013, a partial settlement was reached in cases involving the DePuy ASR hip implant. Many of our clients will benefit from this settlement. Our commitment to helping patients injured by defective medical devices of all kinds is stronger than ever. Read more about the DePuy settlement in our blog post.
Unfortunately, many other hip replacement components have been recalled during the last few years due to high failure rates and complications. Particularly metal-on-metal (MoMs) devices seem to have a high failure rate. Metal-on-metal hip systems are where the “ball and socket” of the hip implant are made both of metal. There are many faulty hip replacement devices now known to the medical community.
A list of many of these recalled hip implant devices include:
- Depuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Failure
- Stryker L-Fit V40 Metal Head Failure
- Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology
- Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall
- DePuy ASR Acetabular Cup
- Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem
Since 2016, the FDA has now issued a premarket approval for any metal-on-metal (MoM) devices, the most stringent regulatory category of the FDA’s oversight for medical devices. You can read more about the FDA’s MoM hip implants regulations here.