There has been an increase in filings in product liability lawsuits against Stryker Orthopedics over the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck hip implants. These hip implants were recalled on July 6, 2012. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II were not strictly speaking metal on metal implants because they have a polyethylene on metal interface between the cup and the ball. However, these implant are causing injuries to the hip tissue from metallosis just like the metal on metal implants such as the DePuy ASR, the Wright Converse and the Biomet Magnum.
The recalled Stryker hips leak metal from the joints in the modular neck where it connects with the ball and the modular neck where it is inserted into the femoral stem. The surgeries required to replace the Rejuvenate and the AGB II are more extensive that the surgery required to revise the other types of hips because with the Stryker implants the femoral stem has to be removed frequently requiring an osteotomy which is a splitting of the femur to get the stem out.
Lawsuits are being filed both in New Jersey State Court where Stryker is located and in a national federal litigation assigned to Minneapolis. Set forth below is a sample of one of the lawsuits filed in federal court against Stryker.
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Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Neck Lawsuit PDF File