The Stryker Accolade is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system manufactured by Stryker Orthopedics. The Accolade TMZF Femoral Hip Stem is a hip replacement component made from one solid, single piece of titanium alloy. The implant is designed with a tapered wedge.
The Stryker Accolade is a metal-on-metal hip implant meaning it is made from a metal femoral stem and a metal acetabular cup. The metal parts rub together releasing metal ions (tiny particles of metal) from the device. This causes damage to bone and soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint. The debris accumulates around the hip joint, causing pain, swelling, inflammation, bone loss, and soft-tissue growths. This is known as an adverse local tissue reaction or adverse reaction to metal debris.
Adverse reaction to metal debris can cause pain, device failure, and implant loosening which may lead to needing a revision surgery. When metal ions are released into the bloodstream (metallosis) it can precipitate a systemic reaction in different areas of the body. This results in other issues including skin rash, cardiomyopathy (a heart condition), neurological impairment, psychological changes, and thyroid abnormalities. The long term effects of exposure to these metal devices is unknown.
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