Stryker Hip Cases

What products have been recalled?

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II products have been recalled.  It is important to know that not all surgeons referred to the hip implant system by these names.  The Rejuvenate and ABG II are pieces of a total hip replacement.  Specifically they are the femoral stem and neck pieces.  Some surgeons refer to the total hip by the acetabular head (“Trident” and other names).

How do I know if I have had one of these recalled products implanted during my hip surgery?

The only way to know if you have had one of these recalled products is to review the product identification stickers which will appear in your medical records.  However, these products were only implanted into patients between November 2009 and July 2012, so if your hip replacement surgery did not take place during that time frame you did not have one of these products implanted.

I have had Rejuvenate or ABG II implanted, but am not currently experiencing symptoms, should I be concerned?

Yes.  Many surgeons have discovered elevated cobalt levels in the bloodstream of Rejuvenate and ABG II patients who were not yet experiencing symptoms.  This elevated level of cobalt, which is the material the hip implant is made of, indicates that the corrosion/fretting/wearing process is occurring in the patient’s body.  The longer this process occurs, the greater chance for damage and further adverse consequences.  If you think you or a loved one may have had one of these products implanted, please contact your doctor and Clark Mason Attorneys.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us through phone (501) 420-3050 or email.