How Can a Stryker Implant Fail and How Can Its Failure Hurt Me?

  • Corrosion at the neck/stem junction causes failure of modular implants
  • Corrosion releases potentially toxic heavy metal ions into the soft tissues and bone surrounding the hip
  • If untreated, heavy metal ions invade the blood stream and can cause systemic heavy metal toxicity
  • Local and systemic heavy metal toxicity have been linked to tissue and bone death as well as organ failure and ultimately device removal
  • The only available treatment is to remove the entire device
  • Significant risks are associated with device removal surgery including:
    • Infection
    • Unintended bone fracture
    • Removal of large sections of necrotic tissue
    • Significantly increased risk of dislocation
    • Leg length discrepancy
    • Pain from the larger replacement hip implant
    • Extended rehabilitation

The “Stryker Rejuvenate” system:

  • Released by Stryker in February of 2010
  • Is a modular system designed to re-create a patient’s natural anatomy
  • Is designed to promote easier installation with varieties of component designs
  • Necks composed of heavy metal cobalt and chromium
  • Stems with a titanium coating on the stem

Hip implants like the “Rejuvenate” system and the ABG II are used for correcting joint failure caused by a variety of conditions like osteoarthritis. The indications for the total hip replacement are:

  • Non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease including osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Correction of functional deformity;
  • Revision procedures where other treatments or devices have failed;
  • Treatment of nonunion, femoral neck and trochanteric fractures of the proximal femur with head involvement that is unmanageable using other techniques.

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