Stryker patients who have metal-on-metal hips are prone to experiencing advertise tissue reaction and severe medical conditions. Adverse tissue has become a major concern with Stryker patients, because the design of Stryker hip implants has this condition in many patients. The Stryker hip implants are made with metal-on-metal components, and these components release metal ions into the blood stream of patients. As the metal components continue to rub together and erode, more metal ions are released into the bodies of patients. Eventually, Stryker patients begin to experience swelling and pain in the groin, thigh, buttock, stomach and kidney regions. Even worse, adverse tissue conditions can result in the actual destruction of bones and tissue that surround the Stryker hip implant.
Patients who suspect that they may have received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant should pay attention to their medical condition and take note of any side effects that they experience. In addition, Stryker has actually recommended that patients with these implants consult with their surgeons to determine a course of action for future medical treatment. This future course of medical treatment may include the need for a revision surgery.
Patients with Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants have been the victims in experiencing the following symptoms of adverse tissue reaction:
Even if patients have not suffered from any symptoms of adverse tissue reaction, they should still take time to meet with surgeons to discuss the possibility of future side effects. Patients who have not yet experienced these negative side effects may still be able to file a claim against Stryker. Stryker hip recall lawyers are available to investigate the potential claims that Stryker patients may have in the future.
Recent research studies from leading medical institutions have also become concerned with the harm that patients have suffered from metal-on-metal hip implants like those from the Stryker line. The design defects of Stryker hip implants seem to have captured the attention of serious medical researchers throughout the world for the problems that they pose to patients.
In May of 2013, the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery published a research study conducted by several researchers from medical schools at Northwestern, Indiana University and Rush University. The study, entitled, “Adverse Local Tissue Reaction Arising from Corrosion at the Femoral Neck-Body Junction in a Dual-Taper Stem with a Cobalt-Chromium Modular Neck,“ revealed that the corrosive nature of metals in Stryker hip implant have been the leading cause of adverse tissue effects in patients. One of the researchers involved in creating the study was even a past consultant for Stryker, and he also noted patients experienced failure in their hip implants due to their corrosive nature.
The 11 patients involved in the May 2013 medical research study required a revision surgery after receiving a Stryker metal-on-metal hip implant. In the months following the surgery, pain spread throughout the groin, buttock, hip and thigh regions. The researchers also discovered very high levels of toxic metal ions in the circulatory systems of patients.
The research findings from 2013 are not new, however. In May of 2012, a similar research study was also published in the Journal of Arthroplasty. The research study was entitled, “Metal-on-Metal Local Tissue Reaction Is Associated With Corrosion of the Head Taper Junction.” This research study also focused on the dangers that patients face when they receive metal hip implants. The study showed that patients are at risk for experiencing the same pain in the groin, buttock, hip and thigh regions that patients from the May 2013 study experienced.
Stryker hip recall lawyers are available to discuss the adverse tissue condition that you have experienced or may experience in the future. It is vital that patients do not allow their condition to worsen before filing a legal claim against Stryker. Striker hip recall lawyers are here to help you deal with this stressful time in your life.