Complications from a Hip Replacement?
In January 2013 the FDA issued a safety communication on Metal-on-Metal hip implants. “In metal-on-metal hip implants, the metal ball and the metal cup slide against each other during walking or running. Metal can also be released from other parts of the implant where two implant components connect. Metal release will cause some tiny metal particles to wear off of the device around the implant, which may cause damage to bone and/or soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint.”
What can I do?
Several hip replacement manufacturers (Depuy, Stryker, Zimmer) have issued recalls on their products, others are under pressure for defective implants.(Biomet, Wright Medical Technology) If you are someone you know are having complications from a hip implant compensation for medical expenses and injuries may be available. Contact Hensley Legal Group for a free consultation.
Rejuvenate and ABG II
In June 2012 Stryker issued a voluntary recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. These implants were recalled due to “…the potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction which may result in ALTR (adverse local tissue reactions), as well as possible pain and/or swelling at or around the hip.” Moreover, on January 3, 2013 Stryker announced that, “Surgeons should consider performing a clinical examination, such as blood work and cross section imaging on all patients who received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem regardless of whether a patient is experiencing pain and/or swelling. Repeat follow-up examination, such as blood work and cross section imaging, should be considered even in the presence of normal initial findings.” Meaning even patients who show no symptoms should be checked out regularly. If you or a loved one has a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem call (317) 472-3333 or contact Hensley Legal Group today for a free consultation.