Stryker Accolade Hip Replacement Lawsuit
Attorneys are investigating possible Stryker Accolade lawsuits, alleging patients were harmed by defective hip implants. Although Stryker Accolade has reportedly been linked to an increased risk of metallosis, some studies also suggest the Stryker Accolade is linked to a risk of spontaneous dissociation, in which the femoral head comes loose from the stem. At issue may be the use of the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head, which was used in the Accolade TMZF, the Accolate 2, and the Citation and Meridian.
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Stryker Accolade TMZF
Both the Accolade TMZF and the Accolade 2 stems use the LFIT V40, which is reportedly linked to a higher risk of taper lock failure and other problems. As a result of these issues, Health Canada issued a recall of certain lots of the device but the US Food and Drug Administration has not followed suit.
Stryker Accolade Failure
Warning signs that there is a potential problem with the hip implants include pain, swelling, and reduced mobility of the hips.
In 2015, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery has recounted two situations in which patients suffered premature failure of their hip implants. The first was the story of a 62-year-old male who developed severe pain and limited mobility seven years after hip implant surgery during which he received a Stryker Accolade TMZF hip implant system. In addition to dissociation, the patient also developed substantial metal debris in surrounding joint lining and fluid (metal debris absorbed by surrounding tissue is often referred to as metallosis). The second story recounted was that of a 65-year-old male who also developed pain and limited mobility seven years after receiving his Stryker Accolade TMZF system. He was diagnosed with dissociation of the femoral head and metallosis. Both patients included in the report underwent revision surgery.
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