Stryker Hip Replacement Parts Recalled

In July of 2012, Stryker Howmedica Corporation, a leading manufacturer of hip implant products, announced a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants. According to the Stryker website:

This voluntary recall was initiated due to the potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. These risks include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion…

Steroid Recall Linked to Meningitis: Cases in MN, TN, VA, IN, MD, MI, NC and FL

Health officials have confirmed three cases in Minnesota of a rare fungal meningitis linked to a steroid commonly used to treat back pain.

In all three cases, the women all in their 40s had received injectable steroids linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The company, New England Compounding Pharmacy, is currently being investigated in c…

Meningitis Outbreak Update: Fungus Presence Confirmed in Steroid

On October 18, 2012, the CDC and FDA confirmed that one of the three suspected lots of methylprednisolone acetate (injectable steroid) from NECC does indeed have fungal meningitis present. Testing continues on the other two suspected lots.

According to the FDA, approximately 14,000 patients have possibly received injections from the three implicated lots of the steroid….

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Update

Barry Cadden, the director and co-founder of the Massachusetts facility, New England Compounding Center, has been subpoenaed to appear at state House and Senate hearings scheduled for November 14 , 2012. The hearings will investigate how New England Compounding Center’s tainted steroids may have caused over four hundred people to contract meningitis. CDC experts and FDA of…

Symptoms of Hip Implant Failures

A properly functioning hip replacement should last between 10 to 20 years, but there is still a chance that your hip replacement could fail. In Minnesota, the risk for metal on metal hip implant failure is even higher. A registry set up by Minn…

Newer is Not Always Better: The Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Replacement Failure

The total hip replacement industry has been hit hard through a series of recalls involving defective hip replacement prosthetics. Most of these recalls involved what is commonly known as MOM hips, or metal-on-metal. The New England Journal of Medicine found that these metal-on-metal hips have nearly three times the failure rate of the traditional hip replacement systems….

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II—-Reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Expenses

With the 2012 recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II products, people from around the country have been undergoing revision surgery to repair the damage done by these hip replacement systems. Until recently, Stryker had refused to assist in payment of the out-of-pocket expenses associated with these revision procedures. However, Stryker has now hired Broadspire to assist …

Mankato Stryker Lawsuits & Hip Replacement Case Evaluation – Are you Eligible?

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After the 2012 recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II medical devices, people throughout Minnesota and specifically Mankato, MN have required revision surgery to repair the damage caused by these hip replacement systems. After initially refusing to pay for revision procedures, Stryker is now working with third-part…

Stryker Hip Replacement Recall – What you need to know

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In July of 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled the Rejuvenate and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems after complaints of infection, pain and complicated revision surgeries.

With net sales over 8.7 billion dollars, Stryker Orthopaedics is responsible for over 25% of all U.S. hip and knee implants.