Stryker Orthopaedics has initiated a recall for specific lots and sizes of the Femoral Head products manufactured by the company as a component in hip implants in total hip replacement surgeries. These Hip Femoral Head products are components of hip replacement implants. The femoral head is the ball portion of the hip joint. The specific range of products being voluntarily recalled by Stryker are of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads produced prior to 2011.
Stryker Alerts Hip Replacement Surgeons of Hip Femoral Head Recall
Patients who have the Stryker Hip Femoral Head from the recalled hip replacement component may have already been notified, but are uncertain what to do next. Surgeons who have used the Stryker product in total hip replacement surgery have been informed by a letter in August, 2016. Hospitals and surgeons were required, according to that letter, to inform users of the Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification for the product.
Notified About the Recall – What Now?
If you have been notified about problems with your hip replacement, we are here to help. Stryker Orthopaedics has faced several recalls of hip replacement products over the years, and the Hip Femoral Head Recall is a recent voluntary recall from the corporation.
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Did Your Hip Replacement Fail?
If you have had a total hip replacement that failed, are dealing with pain, inflammation, range-of-motion issues, discrepancies in leg length, or have needed further surgery to alleviate problems, legal representation should be sought to assist you to pursue full financial compensation for damages. At Meyers & Flowers, our Chicago-based team of Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers can answer your questions, and assist you to file a legal action against the manufacturer.
Stryker Hip Femoral Head Failures
These products have been recalled by Stryker due to higher than expected numbers of “taper lock failures.” A taper lock is the portion of the hip replacement system that connects the femoral head (ball joint) to the femoral neck (lower section of joint). When the taper lock fails, Stryker reports that patients are at risk of facing many potential hazards, including:
- Femoral head separating from hip stem
- Fractured hip stem
- Excessive debris, metal or polymeric
- Insufficient range of motion
- Insufficient tension in soft tissue
- Noise emanating from hip joint
- Shortened neck length
These problems can lead to one or more types of injuries to patients when the product was a component in hip replacement surgery, including:
- Loss of mobility
- Pain, requiring revision surgery
- Adverse tissue reactions
- Hip dislocation
- Instability in joint
- Revision surgery for alleviation of hazardous health condition
- Pain from loosened implant
- Discrepancy in leg length
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Find out more about the recall of this specific hip replacement recall, and how the legal professionals at Meyers & Flowers can help. We are trial attorneys that focus on holding corporations that produce medical devices accountable if their products fail, causing harm to patients. We charge no legal fees until we win your case, and our evaluation of your case will cost you nothing. We are here to help you seek justice.
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