Other Hip Implant Recalls
Several metal-on-metal hip implants have recently been recalled by their manufacturers due to problems that could cause serious injury or require revision surgery. Since 2007, artificial hip replacements manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker and Zimmer have all been recalled due to design or manufacturing problems.
DePuy recalled its ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System hip implants in August 2010 after reports showed that patients who had received one of the two devices were more than twice as likely to require revision surgery as patients with other hip replacement systems. More than 12% of patients with a DePuy ASR hip replacement system required surgery within five years of receiving the device.
Zimmer recalled its Durom cup hip replacement systems in July 2008 after reports emerged that the devices were more likely to fail than other hip replacement cups. Prior to removing the Durom cup from sale, Zimmer had alleged that the high revision rate associated with the device was due to surgical error during implantation, rather than problems with the device itself.
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular hip replacement systems in July 2012, stating that metal-on-metal hip implant devices posed an increased risk for fretting and corrosion. Patients with Stryker hip implants have reported experiencing metal poisoning, pain, swelling and bone deterioration.
Stryker also recalled its Trident ceramic hip implants in January 2008 after receiving two warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration about its hip replacement products. A number of Stryker patients have undergone replacement surgeries due to fears that the ceramic components of their hip replacements may shatter.
If you or a loved one have undergone hip replacement surgery and have suffered pain or other side effects from your device, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about filing a hip replacement lawsuit. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form on the right of this page.