STRYKER HIP IMPLANT

Hip Litigation
Facts

Number of Lawsuits:

More than 28,000

Plaintiff Injuries:

Metal poisoning, dislocation, loosening, tissue damage, severe pain, implant failure, revision surgery

 

Defendants:

DePuy, Stryker, Zimmer, Biomet, Wright, Smith & Nephew

 

Litigation Status:

5 major settlements, more than 13,000 cases still pending

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What is the Stryker Hip Implant?

Stryker introduced the Rejuvenate hip system in 2009; it began marketing the ABG II hip system in 2010. It called them the “new generation” of its hip implant product line. The ABG II system was designed for the BG II system stressed stability. The Rejuvenate system was made for younger patients who needed a device with a longer life span.

Symptoms of Defective Implants

Patients who have received Stryker Rejuvenate devices have reported the following adverse events:

  • Metallosis – A tissue reaction that occurs when heavy metals are present in the body. This causes pain, limited range of motion, failure of the hip joint, pseudo-tumors, loss of bone, DNA changes and chromosomal aberrations. Although Stryker Rejuvenate is a ceramic-on-metal device, the metal femoral neck comes in contact and rubs against the metal stem causing a reaction similar to a metal-on-metal device.

  • Early failure rate – the device is expected to last 15-20 years. In some instances, the hip implant fails after only five years.

  • Need for revisionary surgery – Often, revisionary surgery is required to replace the hip implant device.

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