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Hip Implant Victims / Rejuvenate Failure Attorney

Stryker Rejuvenate Recall

January 30, 2013

The Stryker Rejuvenate and its ABG II modular-neck hip stems were introduced to the marketplace in 2010. In 2012 Stryker recalled the products. What the Stryker implant is are interwoven components which allow the doctor to, with specificity, reshape and remake the hip implant specific to each patient's requirements. Unfortunately, it is made of chromium, cobalt and titanium.

Sadly, these products have caused an undue amount of metal poisoning including metallosis and organ damage to the kidney, liver, heart and other organs. Corrective surgeries have had to be performed where the Stryker devices have to be removed due to these side effects as well as surrounding necrosis which is dead bone and tissue.

Because of the materials that the implant is made of the product can also cause psuedotumors. Like other metal on metal hips the metals allows for small metal ions or metal particles to migrate off of the product into the surrounding tissue and blood stream. We are actively interviewing Stryker hip side effect victims who demonstrate organ damage, muscle damage, high metal levels in their blood, pseudotumors and surrounding dead bone and tissue.

If you or a loved one suffered any of these side effects please contact one of our hip intake specialists today.

The Stryker hip lawyers of N&C, LLP represent victims throughout the United States for monetary recovery due to side effects caused by the Stryker hip systems. We offer free consultation entirely confidential.

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is a California-based law firm exclusively representing injury victims in serious personal injury and mass tort and class action lawsuits nationwide. We represent individuals who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective products and defective medical devices. We are contingency lawyers so there is no charge for anything until we obtain a recovery for you.

Call us today at 1-800-718-4658 or please complete the confidential inquiry on the right.


October 05, 2012

Our lawyers have filed lawsuits against the Stryker hip replacement system manufacturer Howmedica Osteonics Corporation. The problem with the Stryker hip system is the stem. Sadly, this makes the injuries more serious as the revision is more difficult. We expect to have hundreds of these such Stryker side effect cases.

Our cases have thus far been filed in New Jersey state court with local counsel. That is because Howmedica Osteonics is located in New Jersey.

The Stryker system is a dual modular system. This means there are two locations where the components intersect one the neck and the stem and the second the neck and the ball.

The product was cleared by the FDA in June 2008 and approximately 30,000 devices were implanted worldwide with 20,000 in the United States.

The stem is composed of titanium alloy and the neck is cobalt – chromium alloy.

The stated reason for the recall was the, "Potential for 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," so states the company. One of the problems is the different metals which interact with each other at the neck and the stem. These cause corrosion. In addition to corrosion the problem causes fretting and galvanization and ultimately breaks down.

Other problems due to different metals being used are "Psuedotumors" which means that the tissue grows around the device and causes a buildup of fluid and loss of the adjacent tissue and bone with increased metal levels in the blood stream. We are also concerned about long-term metal poisoning which could lead to the heart and brain. We are also concerned about the link between high cobalt levels and certain cancers.

Nadrich & Cohen are investigating Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant victims who have had implanted the Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip system. We are interviewing victims who have experienced failure of their Rejuvenate hip implants which may require revision surgery.

On July4th, 2012 Stryker Orthopedics announced a voluntary recall for the United States of particular Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant models.

The reason for the recall was the increasing number of problems being identified with the hip system including metallosis (increase in blood levels of metallic debris adjacent to the implant), necrosis (death of surrounding tissues), osteolysis (death of bone cell due to impingement or interference of blood flow) and other side effects - all which require revision surgery.

The Rejuvenate system began to be marketed in the United States in 2009. However, it was recalled in Canada in April 2012. The implant is still on the American market with additional warnings and restrictions.

The Rejuvenate hip is made from metal, ceramic and polyethylene. Unfortunately, it can release metal ions or metal debris into the body. We believe the cause of the defective design is the neck junction which could cause corrosion and fretting.

If you or your loved one had implanted in them a Stryker Rejuvenate hip system which is failing or causing intense pain, please contact Nadrich & Cohen today to discuss your legal rights. We will answer any questions you have. Our hip department can be reached by phone. You can also complete the intake questionnaire on the right.

Remember, the Rejuvenate hip implant can cause corrosion at the modular neck junction. It can also result in the abnormal release to the surrounding tissue of metal debris or metal ions which can cause metallosis and / or necrosis.

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