Two years after Stryker Corporation recalled 42,000 hip implant devices, the company has added eight additional catalog numbers to the recall. In May, the company issued an updated product safety notification warning about the devices, called Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40TM femoral heads.
According to Stryker, these devices, which were manufactured before 2011, have defects that could cause patients to suffer femoral head/hip stem dissociation. This could result in dislocations, fractures, hip-length discrepancy, loss of mobility, pain, and other symptoms. In some cases, revision surgery could be necessary.
Device Corrosion can Cause Serious Damage
The femoral heads produced by Stryker were designed to work with several hip implant systems. They were also advertised as being able to minimize dislocation risks. However, the V40TM devices actually ended up having a higher potential for corrosion, which can cause metallic debris to accumulate around the joint. This defect can cause tissue damage and dissociation.
“Defective medical devices can cause patients unnecessary pain and suffering. Speak with your doctor if you are concerned about a defective medical device, and contact a personal injury attorney if you have been injured by a defective product,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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