Why Are Stryker Hip Replacements Causing Metal Poisoning?

Stryker, the manufacturer of medical devices such as the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements, has come under scrutiny because its customers are suffering severe health issues from its hip implants.

Lawsuits have been filed against Stryker (also known as Howmedica Osteonics) due to its defective hip replacements. The cases allege the components corroded while inside the body or gave off metal ions inside the body, which has caused the tissue surrounding the device to swell. Additionally, people have suffered from metal poisoning.

What Is Metallosis?

Metallosis is metal poisoning in the bloodstream. The Stryker hip replacements were corroding because of the metal-on-metal contact in the joint area. This has caused small metal fragments to enter into the bloodstream of some patients.

In other words, the metal fragments are poisoning patients with the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements.

According to Digital Journal, the Stryker hip implants are made from cobalt and chromium neckpieces with titanium alloy stems.

Stryker recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II in 2012 for problems with the cobalt fragmenting and entering a person’s bloodstream.

People suffering from problems related to these defective hip implants have had to undergo surgery to have them removed and replaced with another hip. The surgery can lead to even more complications and health issues for victims.

If you or a loved one has suffered from the defective Stryker hip implants, contact the attorneys at Zoll & Kranz, LLC by calling (888)841-9623.

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