In July 2012, the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems, manufactured by Stryker Orthopedics, were recalled due to increased FDA scrutiny and increasing reports of patient injuries. Lawsuits that followed, many of which have been consolidated in New Jersey Superior Court, allege that the artificial hip implant, made of titanium, cobalt and chromium releases dangerous amounts of metal debris into surrounding tissue. A paper published in the May 2013 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery discusses adverse local tissue reaction in the Stryker Rejuvenate implant arising from corrosion of the femoral neck-body junction in a dual taper stem with a cobalt-chromium modular neck.
The adverse side effects associated with the Stryker products include a build-up of metallic debris (metallosis), pseudo-tumors, cell death (necrosis) and death of surrounding bone (osteolysis). Each of the adverse effects could results in the need for a patient to undergo revision surgery.
If you have experienced any of the above serious side effects from using Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants, financial compensation may be available. Contact us to speak with a personal injury attorney today.