On July 6, 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publicized a Stryker hip replacement recall of its ABG II modular-neck hip stem. If you or a loved one received an ABG II and believe it caused an injury, contact the Rottenstein Law Group for a free, confidential legal consultation immediately. We will evaluate your case and remain on the lookout for additional Stryker recall announcements and Stryker hip replacement lawsuit information.
What Is The Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem?
Most metal-on-metal hip replacements are comprised of two components: a synthetic hip socket and a femoral hip stem. Stryker’s ABG II separates the femoral hip stem into two components, the stem itself and an interchangeable neck component (the “modular neck”) connecting the hip stem to the femoral ball. The modular neck enables the surgeon to adjust the size and length of the hip replacement to fit the patient’s body. The modular neck also makes the surgical procedure easier for the surgeon compared to other metal-on-metal hip replacements.
The ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem Has Been Recalled
In July 2012, Stryker announced it was recalling the ABG II because research showed that the modular necks were subject to metal fretting and corrosion. Stryker claimed it was concerned that metal degradation could cause the following two adverse tissue reactions:
Stryker further claims that adverse reactions to ABG II hips are uncommon.
RLG’s Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The Rejuvenate Modular hip stem lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any ABG II class action lawsuits, FDA ABG II warnings, and additional ABG II recall announcements from the FDA. If you received a recalled Stryker hip replacement and believe it harmed you, contact RLG today.