An Orthopaedic Surgeon in Florida has been removing artificial Stryker hips from patients who are suffering from metal contamination and other injuries related to the now recalled devices.
For the past 2 years, Dr Robert Zann said he implanted the Stryker rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip systems to repair 400 joints. In the past year alone he has removed 100 of the defective systems and expects to remove another 100 devices.
Zann said he is seeing blood contamination and fluid-filled painful masses in the area of the joint device in his patients. He believes that the Stryker rejuvenate and ABGII hip prosthesis recall will be remembered among the most serious medical device failures in recent years. He feels that the revision rate could reach or exceed 50% since its approval in 2009.
Speaking about the latest controversy concerning metal hip implants Liam Moloney, a Kildare based personal injury Solicitor said today ‘these figures are very concerning to any patients who received these hip devices. It is unclear as to whether any patients in Ireland were implanted with these hip devices. Revision surgery to explant or remove a defective hip device is a complex, painful and costly procedure. A revised device may also perform worse than the original removed device due to issues involving bone loss’.
If you or a loved one has received a metal-on-metal hip implant device and is currently having adverse side effects such as loosening, pain and mobility problems you may have a product liability lawsuit against the Manufacturer or Supplier of the device.