Stryker Rejuvenate Modular-Neck Hip
Stem Attorneys & Lawsuits
Modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics. Stryker Orthopedics, maker of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, voluntarily recalled their medical devices due to the risk of fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. The metal-on-metal hip components not only increase the risk of corrosion but also subsequent tissue damage over time.
The purpose of modular-neck stems was intended to allow greater technical precision when operating on artificial hip recipients. The safety of the neck component of these devices was called into question after continued post-market surveillance showed that there might be a trend in adverse side effects related to fretting and corrosion.
FDA Documents Reports Linked To Adverse Side Effects
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s MAUDE Adverse Event Report System has documented several reports that have linked the recalled products to various adverse modular-neck stem side effects. One report tells of a patient who experienced metal sensitivity to the rejuvenate modular-neck stem. Another patient required revision surgery due to the pain of the ABG II Modular short neck.
This is not Stryker’s first recall of metal-on-metal hip replacements. In April, Stryker recalled their Accolade femoral stem that is used in conjunction with the MITCH TRH modular head/acetabular cup due to high revision rates. These recalls highlight the dangers of all-metal components, which can release metal ions when they rub together. Associated with these risks also include high failure rates, metallosis, bone loss and other complications. There were also recent Depuy hip implant recall by Johnson & Johnson and R3 Acetabular hip replacement systems by Smith and Nephew. Know what kind of medical devices are being used on your hips and find out if you might be affected.
If you or a loved one have experienced the damaging effects of the Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck system, it is important to contact a medical device product liability lawyer to discuss your legal options. An experienced medical device liability lawyer at Pulaski Law Firm will help you receive the compensation that you deserve for your losses.
Contact the modular-neck hip stem attorneys of Pulaski Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at 800-223-3784.