We fight for those injured by unsafe Stryker Hip Implants.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans are now suffering after receiving unsafe hip implants made by Stryker Orthopaedics. But it wasn’t supposed to be this way. When Stryker introduced its new Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implant systems to the market in late 2009 and early 2010, the company touted the devices as revolutionary and free from the problems that had caused many of its competitors’ hip replacements to be recalled. Traditional hip devices use a one-piece neck and stem. With the Stryker Rejuvenate system, the surgeon could choose between six interchangeable stems and sixteen necks. The ABGII system had even more options – sixteen stems and ten modular necks. This flexibility was supposed to allow the hip implant to be custom-fitted to an individual patient.
Stryker marketed its hip systems for use in younger patients because the devices were said to last longer than conventional hip replacements. Further, Stryker claimed that the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants were made with ceramic bearing surfaces, so the implants posed no risks caused by the metal-on-metal surfaces of Stryker’s competitors’ faulty devices.