Friday, February 22, 2013 - The Onder Law Firm, which has consulted with thousands of people with recalled joint replacement systems and other joint replacement system claims, is providing a free consultation to those with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II modular neck-stem hip replacement systems, which were recalled by Stryker Orthopaedics on July 6, 2012. The Stryker hip recall was issued voluntarily with a warning to those with the recalled Stryker hip systems that they potentially pose risks for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction. The Rejuvenate hip replacement system, one of Stryker‘s best-selling products, was introduced in 2010 and the ABG-II hip replacement system was used beginning in 2008. Both models utilize a metal component at the joint which, under normal wear, may produce minute metallic debris, known as fretting. The Stryker hip recall warned that fretting, as well as potential corrosion, may result in an adverse reaction by the surrounding tissue. Patients experiencing this may suffer from pain and inflammation, possibly even ultimately requiring a revision surgery.
Hip replacement systems that utilize metal joint components have been previously recalled and are a controversial topic within the orthopedic community. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled 93,000 metal-on-metal bearings hip replacement systems in 2010. The Onder Law Firm‘s hip recall lawyers handled numerous claims in that matter (DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, MDL No. 2197). In some cases the metallic debris causes metallosis, damage from absorption of the metallic particles into the local tissue which then enters the bloodstream.
The Onder Law Firm‘s Stryker hip recall website offers information about the Stryker hip replacement system component recall, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II hip replacement systems, previous hip recalls and problems associated with metallic joint hip replacement systems and the legal rights persons with recalled hip replacement systems have. The firm‘s Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall lawyers are offering a free consultation to anyone with the recalled components, explaining the Stryker hip recall claim process and answering any questions affected persons may have for free and with no further obligation. Regardless of whether revision surgery is necessary, those with one of the two recalled components may be eligible to make a Stryker hip recall claim.