Stryker Corp. is facing lawsuits over its Triathlon knee replacement system. This implant, which is used exclusively with Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, has been linked to complications including joint instability or looseness, fracture, chronic pain, reduced mobility, and hip replacement failure.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had complications after knee replacement surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
The Stryker Triathlon knee was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005 as a single radius, high flexion knee replacement system. The implant combines hi-tech materials and equipment that are supposed to provide improved post-surgical results over earlier models, according to Stryker. However, despite these features, the Stryker Triathlon knee has been linked to reports of adverse health complications in patients who received the device.
Knee Replacement Surgery
The Stryker Triathlon knee replacement is used exclusively with the ShapeMatch Cutting Guide. Before surgery, a patient undergoes an MRI scan, and a computer makes a 3D image of the patient’s knee. The cutting guide helps the surgeon select components of the Triathlon Knee System that will best match the patient’s unique anatomy. The ShapeMatch also helps a surgeon mark the patient’s bone before making cuts.
ShapeMatch Cutting Guide Recall
Stryker Corp. in April 2013 issued a Class I Recall for its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, which were used exclusively with the Triathlon knee replacement system. The recall was initiated after Stryker received at least 44 reports of inaccurate bone cuts resulting in hip replacement complications. Class I recalls involve products or devices which can cause adverse health consequences or death, according to the FDA.
Knee Replacement Complications
When surgeons use incorrect ShapeMatch Cutting Guides with Stryker Triathlon knee implants, it may cause the following complications:
- Chronic Pain
- Joint Instability
- Mobility Problems
- Misaligned Knee
- Replacement Loosening
- Failure of Knee Implant
- Revision Surgery to Replace Artificial Knee
- And more
Need More Info?
Please visit our Stryker Triathlon Knee FAQ page if you’d like more information.
Do I Have a Stryker Triathlon Knee Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stryker Triathlon Knee Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new knee replacement injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems with a knee implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.