Hip replacement surgery can change a person's life. It can restore mobility and physical capability that he or she has not enjoyed in years. As patients, we expect that the necessary testing has been done to ensure that all the parts of the device work properly and perform as advertised.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Litigation
The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant System was released in 2010 and is a modular hip system of femoral bodies and necks. Stryker claims this product "is designed with the potential to provide: (1) Enhanced Stability; (2) Proven Modularity and (3) Intraoperative Flexibility." While the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System is not a metal-on-metal hip system there have been increasing reports of metal injuries at the location where the metal modular stem meets the metal neck of the device.
The Rejuvenate stem bodies are made of TMZF alloy, a proprietary Stryker material with a plasma sprayed coating of commercially pure (CP) titanium and PureFix HA. The modular necks are made of CoCr alloy.
The indications for use of total hip replacement prostheses include:
- Non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease including osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis;
- Rheumatoid arthritis;
- Correction of functional deformity;
- Revision procedures where other treatments or devices have failed; and,
- Treatment of nonunion, femoral neck and trochanteric fractures of the proximal femur with head involvement that are unmanageable using other techniques.
Total hip replacement surgeries involve the replacement of both the head of the femur as well as the acetabulum (socket) of the pelvis. Stryker offers hip replacement products to address first time (primary) hip surgeries as well as revision systems.
Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Le Clainche is investigating potential litigation involving the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System, a comprehensive system of hip implants. In 2009 Stryker introduced the Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System. The Rejuvenate Modular Primary Hip System was touted as offering surgeons:
[U]nparalleled options for personalizing the implant to each patient's anatomy. The Rejuvenate System is designed to optimize anatomic restoration by providing options that offer enhanced stability, proven modularity an intraoperative flexibility. The modular design enables the surgeon to independently manage stem size, leg length and offset to recreate the patient's anatomy, restore biomechanics and, consequently, minimize the risk of dislocation.
Stryker Corporation Background
Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Stryker Corporation (SYK) is one of the world's largest medical device companies operating in the global market. The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant has not been recalled in the United States yet, but it seems to be doing a good bit of damage to those who were implanted with the new device. Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Le Clainche is presently investigating cases involving the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System.
Discuss Your Defective Stryker Hip Replacement Case With a Lawyer
The Stryker Rejuvenate lawyers at Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Le Clainche, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for individuals who know they received the hip implant component, or suspect that may have, and suffered:
- Unexplained hip pain more than three months after hip replacement
- Loosening of their artificial hip implant
- Hip replacement revision surgery
Potential Stryker Rejuvenate lawsuits are being reviewed throughout the United States. Because many hip replacement patients are unaware of the type of implant used, cases are being investigated for any individuals who have experienced problems after a surgery since 2008. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained