On July 6, 2012, Stryker recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implant systems
due to major design defects. Studies have shown that these implants corrode over
time, which causes bits of metal to release into patients’ bodies, leading to serious
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Failures
Despite Stryker’s initial claims, the metal components of the Rejuvenate and ABG
II implants can, in fact, fret and corrode.
In its April 2012 Safety Notice, Stryker reported cases of wear-related corrosion
in the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants. This corrosion releases metal debris into
a patient’s body.
Not surprisingly, loose metal debris in the body can lead to significant health problems,
Metallosis: An adverse tissue reaction to heavy metals in the body that can cause
pain, limited mobility, failure of the hip joint, pseudo-tumors, and dissolution
of the bone.
Osteolysis: An autoimmune response to the metal debris that can cause weakened bones
to fracture and can loosen the hip implant.
Permanent Tissue Damage
What This Means
Revision Surgery May Be Necessary
According to Stryker’s website, surgeons may recommend an additional surgery to replace
a patient’s current hip implant called a revision surgery. Revision surgery is a
complicated procedure that can lead to a long, painful recovery.
You Have Rights
The lawyers at Hurley McKenna & Mertz currently represent multiple individuals in
lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective hip implants. Utilizing their extensive
experience handling both product liability and medical malpractice cases, the lawyers
strive to obtain excellent results for their clients and to hold the manufacturers
of these implants accountable for their negligence.
If you believe you or a loved one may have received a defective Stryker hip implant
contact us for a free consultation;