If you have an on the job hip injury which required a Stryker Rejuvinate Hip replacement be aware that these have been recalled by the manufacturer. You should be contacting a Stryker lawsuit lawyer to find out about the Stryker lawsuits currently being filed.
Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implants Recall Lawyers of For The Injured Worker
ABG II modular-neck stem replacement recalls effect working people who are injured on the job. Many jobs result in falls that may damage hips and result in the metal on metal or new metal component hip replacements. Stryker Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. The voluntary recall was initiated due to the potential risks associated with modular-neck stems, including the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.
The Stryker Rejuvenate is not a metal-on-metal hip device, but it does have metal-on-metal components, which are believed to be responsible for the development of metallosis in some patients. According to reports, the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant device is linked to a high early failure rate, resulting in some patients having revision surgery to replace their hip replacement device.
This latest hip implant recall puts focus on the FDA 510(k) medical device approval process which, in effect, excuses medical device manufacturers from the need for clinical trials and thorough pre-market testing in order to gain approval. The 510(k) procedure was initially created in order to streamline the FDA approval process for new medical devices; if the manufacturer could show that a new device was “substantially equivalent” to a device already on the market, it could potentially bypass the standard and more rigorous FDA approval process and be “fast-tracked” to the marketplace.
The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant was just one of the metal on metal hip implants approved via the FDA 510(k) “fast track” approval process in 2010. Another currently recalled hip replacement is the DePuy Pinnacle and ASR. The Stryker device was considered to be “substantially equivalent” in design to was the Wright Medical Technology Pro-Femur Total Hip Modular Neck System–and that hip implant has also associated with patient injuries.
Hip Injuries resulting in a hip replacement are usually a severe impact like a car crash or a fall from a standing height. In people with very weak bones, a hip fracture can occur simply by standing on the leg and twisting.
If you have a recalled Stryker Hip replacement due to an on the Job Injury call the hip replacement lawyers of For The Injured Worker.
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