Stryker has recalled a popular femoral head used during total hip replacement surgeries. On August 29, 2016, Stryker sent a letter to orthopedic surgeons advising them of a “higher than expected” incidence of taper lock failure for certain sizes of its LFIT™ Anatomic CoCr V40™ Femoral Heads. Potential patient complications from taper lock failure include device loosening or fracture, necrosis of surrounding tissue, and metallosis, which could require additional surgery to revise or replace the product.
The law firm of Meshbesher and Spence is currently handling claims involving the recalled Stryker V40™ femoral heads. If you or a loved one received a recall femoral head, call us today for a free consultation. If you do not know whether a V40™ femoral head was implanted, please give us a call. We will contact the hospital and obtain this information for you free of charge.