Stryker Orthopedics came close to issuing a recall in the US. Instead the medical device company issued an “Urgent Field Safety Notice” (April 2012) to distributors, hospital risk managers, and surgeons regarding its modular systems that are used in the Rejuvenate Modular Hip Implant System. This letter would indicate that patients could potentially develop metallosis—which could lead to bone damage, immunological complications, elevated serum levels of cobalt, significant pain, allergic reactions, and/or tissue necrosis.
These serious Stryker hip implant side effects beg the question: why hasn’t the Rejuvenate hip implant been recalled in the US? It is not currently known how many surgeons are still using the Stryker products. Nor is it known how many patients might be affected by this medical device failure.
READ MORE Defective Products LEGAL NEWS
All series of the following Stryker Implants were recalled in Canada on May 28, 2012:
• Rejuvenate Modular Neck, 0 DEG
• Rejuvenate Modular Neck, 8 DEG
• Rejuvenate Modular Neck, 16 DEG
• Rejuvenate SPT Modular Stem, Straight Press-Fit Texture TMFZ