Given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action.
(PRWEB) July 12, 2012
The defective hip implant lawyers of DefectiveHip.org are announcing that they are now offering free case reviews for individuals who suffer complications from a Stryker hip implant.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Stryker Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems on July 6, 2012.
Stryker said it recalled the hip implant products because of a risk for corrosion and fretting at the modular neck junction, which could cause tissue damage.
“While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action,” said Stuart Simpson, Vice President and General Manager, Hip Reconstruction.
According to the defective hip implant lawyers of DefectiveHip.org, patients who require revision surgery due to complications with their hip implants may be eligible to seek financial compensation.
Defective hip implant lawyers represent individuals harmed by a number of hip implants, including those made by Stryker Orthopaedics, DePuy Orthopaedics, Portland Orthopedics, Ltd. and Wright Medical Group, Inc.
DefectiveHip.org is designed to assist individuals in learning about defective and recalled hip implants. To schedule a free case review with a defective hip implant lawyer or to learn more about the Stryker recall, please call 1-800-407-8416 or visit DefectiveHip.org.