On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedic issued a voluntary recall of two brands of its modular-neck stems used in conjunction with artificial hip replacement surgeries. The company said it would remove the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems from the market and cease global distribution of the products after post-market surveillance data suggested a higher than expected incidence of complications associated with the component parts.
There have been at least 45 adverse event reports filed with the FDA by patients who say the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems caused pain and/or tissue swelling and other problems. Stryker Orthopaedic has notified healthcare professionals and regulatory bodies of the recall.
Patients who received a Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II modular-neck stem are encouraged to contact their surgeon.
Contact Lewis Saul & Associates, P.C. To Discuss Your Rights
If you or a loved one underwent a hip replacement surgery using Stryker Orthopaedics’ Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck stem hip components, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturer for damages. For a free and confidential case evaluation, please call our office toll-free at (888) 747-5342 or complete our online contact form and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.