New Developments With Stryker Hip Implants
Hip Implant Lawyer Updates
New Stryker recalls will effect a growing number of patients who were ineligible but are now starting to experience failure. In August 2016, Stryker contacted physicians about metal wear associated with its V40 Taper when used with some cobalt chromium heads.
New Stryker Recall Metal V 40 Femoral Heads Alert
Stryker has voluntarily recalled some of their metal V40 femoral heads used with hip implants. This effects the
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Failure Of The Heads
The failure of these heads is caused by corrosion and metal debris at the junction between the metal head and neck. The clinical results for patients include pain, loss of mobility, ambulation problems and an inability to work. Poisoning of the soft tissue, muscle and bone are the cause. Revision surgeries may be needed due to premature failures. Patients with V40 metal heads that suffer hip poisoning have substantial medical and legal needs.
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