July 10, 2012 – Michigan-based Stryker Orthopaedics is now recalling two brands of devices used in conjunction with artificial hips in hip replacement surgeries. To date, the devices in question – the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Stem – have been linked to at least 45 adverse event reports (AERS) submitted to the FDA by individuals who claim to have suffered severe pain and/or tissue swelling. Patients implanted with either the Rejuvenate or ABG II are encouraged to contact their surgeons immediately.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawsuit Update 9/14/12: So far this month, medical technology giant Stryker Orthopaedics has been hit with seven new product liability lawsuits involving plaintiffs who allege that the company’s recalled Rejuvenate hip stem caused their artificial hips to fail prematurely. The suits claim that design defects caused the hip replacements to loosen and move out of position, requiring the plaintiffs to undergo painful revision surgery to correct the problem. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the problem?
In response to the growing number of complications associated with the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, officials from Stryker stated that the company would remove the devices from the market and discontinue global distribution. Stryker was quick to note that the incidence of adverse events is extremely low, but that recipients who experience symptoms of pain and/or swelling at the local joint site not attributable to other conditions should contact their healthcare providers as soon as possible.
“While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action,” Stryker Vice President and General Manager of Hip Reconstruction Stuart Simpson said in a statement.
Simpson went on to say that Stryker was committed to working with the FDA to better understand the problems and evaluate the 45 AERS associated with the Rejuvenate & ABG II Modular-Neck Stem reported since the beginning of 2012. Stryker is urging anyone who believes they may be implanted with either of these devices to contact their surgeon to discuss the issue as soon as possible.
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