Stryker Hip Implants

Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina

Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled two Stryker hip replacement products—the Rejuvenate hip stem and the ABG II modular-neck hip stem. These are Stryker’s most recent recalls, but this large medical device manufacturer has a history of recalling medical devices and facing lawsuits for defective products.

About the Stryker Hip Implant Recall

The “Urgent Safety Alert” issued by Stryker in April of 2012 listed multiple potential hazards of these two hip replacement products. The recall occurred on July 6, 2012 after the FDA received event reports about the negative symptoms patients had experienced with these Stryker components. The Stryker recall was based on the company’s faulty design, production, and sale of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems, which have been discontinued worldwide.

We care about the safety of our neighbors in South Carolina and want to make sure anyone who was injured because of a Stryker hip implant is rightfully compensated.

If you live in Greenburg or Spartanburg, South Carolina and have been injured by a defective Stryker hip implant, please contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced hip implant recall attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger, & Associates. With over 30 years personal injury case experience, our law firm has the experience and resources you need to fight and win against large corporations like Stryker.

What is Metallosis?

Metallosis involves deposits and build-up of metal debris within your soft tissue; it is a serious medical condition caused by the recalled Stryker hip implants. If you have developed metallosis, you will notice pain around your hip implant, and a rash or a grayish discoloration of the skin around your hip implant. Your doctor may also notice inflamed cells that look like a tumor.

Hip replacement complications that result from metallosis may include:

  • Severe joint, groin or leg pain
  • Dislocation of the implant
  • Implant failure
  • Tissue dying around the implant  (necrosis) 
  • Bone deterioration around the implant (osteolysis)
  • Pseudotumors or cysts

If metal debris has spread into your bloodstream, additional symptoms may be present. Needless to say, this is a serious issue that requires immediate medical intervention. Treatment is often painful, risky, and stressful. You deserve justice and compensation to help you confront the complications brought on defective Stryker hip implants.

Stryker Hip Implant Revision Surgery

If you were implanted with a defective Stryker hip replacement system or component, you may need a second surgery, called a revision surgery. Revision surgery may be necessary to avoid further damage, but it is not an easy procedure. Revision surgeries often carry more risk than your first procedure, since they are usually more complex and involved.

If your Stryker hip implant is failed and you need for a revision surgery, you deserve to be rightfully compensated. Please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Stryker hip recall attorneys. We represent injured victims of defective medical devices throughout Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina.