For thousands of patients throughout the United States, Stryker Corporation’s Rejuvenate and ABG II Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants are failing and causing serious, and even life-threatening injuries. Many people that received one of these medical devices are even forced to undergo revision surgery, which can be a painful, expensive, and dangerous process.
The major issue with Stryker’s artificial hip implants is that, over time, the device’s metal joints corrode, releasing small metal particles into the patient’s surrounding tissue and bloodstream. When these metal particles are released, it often leads to a serious medical condition with dangerous side effects.
This condition, known as Metallosis, may cause the following symptoms:
- Osteolysis, or bone dissolution
- Synovitis, or inflammation of the synovial membrane around the joint
- Fluid in the joint
- Tissue and bone death
- Hypersensitivity to metal
The release of these dangerous metal particles is a proven, clinical issue with the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II metal-on-metal hip implant models.
Stryker Corporation advertised its Rejuvenate and ABG II metal-on-metal hip implants as a safe and effective way for hip replacement patients to return to a healthy and active lifestyle with minimal recovery time. Unfortunately, many patients that received these implants did not recover quickly, and instead suffered from symptoms of metallosis which could not be treated without revision surgery.
Revision surgeries are not only expensive, but they also increase a patient’s risk of developing infections and other serious complications. Here are some important facts to keep in mind about hip replacement revision surgery:
- Tissue death and inflammation caused by metallosis can cause artificial hip implants to loosen in the joint, increasing a patient’s likelihood of requiring revision surgery.
- One 2003 study found that in the United States, there are between 3 to 6 times as many hip replacements performed annually as there are revision surgeries.
- Patients of hip revision surgeries have an estimated mortality rate of around 2.6%. That rate is 1.5% higher than mortality rates among standard total hip replacement patients.
If you or a loved one required revision surgery after receiving a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II metal-on-metal hip implant, you will have many important questions that demand immediate attention from an experienced legal team.
Call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. One of our experienced Tulsa Defective Medical Device attorneys will speak to you for free and help you secure the justice you deserve.
The lawyers of Graves McLain have successfully represented clients throughout the United States that were injured through no fault of their own due to a defective medical device. When you trust Graves McLain to handle your case, you pay nothing up front, and there is never an attorney’s fee unless we recover for you.
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