Stryker Hip Implant Problems: Pain, Squeaky Joints & Bone Fractures
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*****The information in this article refers the problems that led to the 2008 Stryker hip implant recall. In July, 2012, Stryker has issued a second recall of its hip implants - this time for the newer Rejuvenate and ABG II models. For more information about the 2012 Stryker hip implant recall, click here for a new article. If you or a loved one has been injured by Stryker hip implants from either the 2008 recall or the 2012 recall, consult an experienced attorney for your legal options.*****
Stryker hip implants are used to replace part or all of a patient’s damaged hip. These hip implants can be highly beneficial for patients who suffer from severe hip pain and significant loss of mobility. The surgery and recovery are substantial, involving incisions, healing and ultimately physiotherapy to regain strength and normal functioning. It involves a major commitment on the part of the patient to undergo such surgery and the therapy that follows it.
It’s understandable, then, that when the implant causes problems and requires repeat surgeries, patients are upset and concerned. Defective implants have been a major concern for patients who have used Stryker hip implants. Since 2005, Stryker hip implants have been the target of many complaints, such as:
- Pain around the surgery site;
- Parts breaking off in the body;
- Parts wearing in an uneven fashion, causing pain;
- Squeaky joints;
- Improper fittings causing bone fractures.
The complaints that surfaced around Stryker hip implants grew so alarming that the FDA, in 2007, began to investigate. See Stryker Hip Implants Recall for more information about what the FDA discovered in its investigation.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of the use of Stryker hip implants, seek legal help immediately to protect your rights. There is no fee and no other obligation, however, if you delay, you may lose your right to seek compensation for injuries caused by Stryker hip implants due to state-imposed time limits for filing a Stryker hip implant lawsuit. Fill out this case evaluation form to have your case evaluated by a Stryker Hip Implant attorney right away.
Check out the following articles for more information about Stryker Hip Implants, filing a Stryker Hip Implant lawsuit and finding a Stryker Hip Implant attorney.
- For more information about Stryker Hip Implants, see Stryker Hip Implants: Overview & Claims.
- To find out more about the FDA recall, see Stryker Hip Implants Recall: Information and Warnings.
- If you would like to learn more about Stryker Hip Implant lawsuits, see Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits, Litigation & Lawyers.