Stryker Hip Implant Symptoms and Causes

Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina

Defective Stryker hip implants may cause you painful and debilitating symptoms. These side effects often lead to unexpected time away from your work and increased medical costs, forcing you to face a financial crisis. At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., our experienced Greenville Stryker hip implant recall attorneys are dedicated to helping injured victims like you hold large medical companies, such as Stryker, accountable for their defective products. 

Symptoms of Defective Stryker Implants

In an “Urgent Safety Alert” issued by Stryker in 2012, the company alerted the medical community about the potential hazards of their Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stem devices.

These potential hazards include:

  • Excessive metal debris from the metal-on-metal friction of the device
  • Increased metal ion generation in the joint space surrounding the implant

Symptoms of a defective Stryker implant include:

  • Decreased mobility
  • Severe pain in the hip, groin, or thigh
  • Swelling around the implant area
  • Loosening or dislocation of the implant
  • Bone deterioration

When the device used in your hip replacement surgery moves in a joint-like manner, the pieces can grind together and create debris. Many of the symptoms listed above are caused by excessive metal debris gathering in the soft tissue around the implant area. This is also known as metallosis. Additional symptoms of metallosis include inflamed cells or pseudotumors, a rash or a grayish discoloration of the skin, and nausea.

Please learn more about the reasons for a hip implant lawsuit.

What to Do If You are Experiencing Symptoms of a Defective Stryker Hip Implant

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms after your Stryker hip replacement surgery, consult with your doctor or orthopedic surgeon about your defective Stryker hip implant. If you are not showing any of the above symptoms, you may still need to undergo medical examinations to determine if your Stryker hip implant is faulty. Keep detailed records of the medical examinations you undergo and the associated costs to ensure total compensation if you need to file a lawsuit.

Then, schedule a free consultation with our experienced Greenville Stryker hip implant attorneys. We will answer all of your questions about filing a lawsuit against Stryker and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. today to set up your free case evaluation. We represent injured victims of defective medical devices throughout Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina.