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Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall

In July 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate hip replacement after complaints from thousands of patients who have had the device implanted.

Unlike recent recalls of metal-on-metal hip implants, Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck hip stem system uses a ceramic component and does not involve a metal ball rubbing against a metal socket. However, the neck is made of chromium and cobalt and the stem is coated with titanium. This can cause the same complications as other defective hip implants including the release of toxic metals into surrounding tissue and the bloodstream.

For more information on cobalt-chromium and toxicity, visit www.cobalt-chromium-toxicity.com.

The Rejuvenate device was marketed to younger patients as a hip implant that would fit better, provide better range of motion and last longer than the 15 to 20 years that hip implants are expected to last. But some patients had to have revision surgery to remove the Rejuvenate device relatively soon after implantation.

According to a statement released by Stryker, potential risks associated with the metal modular-neck stems include “fretting and /or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.”

The adverse side effects can include:

Metallosis (a build-up of metallic debris)
Necrosis (the cell death of affected tissues)
Osteolysis (the death of bone cell due to blood supply issues)
Loosening of the implant
Legal Help for Hip Replacement Patients

If you or someone you know has been affected by the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Fill out the contact form on this page or call our hip replacement lawyers toll free at (888) 997-5170 for a free and confidential case evaluation.

For more information on the Stryker Rejuvenate recall, click on the links below.

Stryker Corporation Voluntary Recall F.A.Q.

Drugwatch: Recall of Stryker Rejuvenate & ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems

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