Revision surgery might be required for Stryker hip implant patients. Stryker hip implants have been shown to fail prematurely and cause severe injury. Call the Walkup Firm at (415) 981-7210 to discuss your case.
Revision Surgery For Stryker Rejuvenate And ABG II Stems
The only successful cure for a failing Stryker hip implant is revision surgery, which carries more risk than the initial hip surgery. Problems associated with revision include a higher rate of intraoperative complications, higher risk of infection, pain continuing after revision, failure of the new (second) hip to bond to bone, femur fracture, leg length discrepancies and intraoperative cardiac issues.
Stryker Orthopaedics has admitted that its hip stems are so dangerous that even patients who are not experiencing symptoms of hip implant failure should consult with their surgeons.
Common risks associated with revision surgery include:
- Bone fractures/dislocation
- Femoral fracture
- Avascular necrosis
- Uneven legs
- Debilitating pain
- Lengthy rehabilitation
- Additional revision surgery
Revision surgery can be extremely painful and risky because Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II stems are designed to fuse with a patient’s bone.
Hip implant revision surgery is complex and very few surgeons are experienced performing these types of procedures. This is one of the reasons why the risk for surgical complications is very high for individuals undergoing a hip implant replacement.
Many patients end up permanently disfigured after revision surgery and experience long and painful recovery periods.
Unfortunately, even successful revision surgeries may result in a decreased quality of life for many patients.
Contact Our Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit Attorneys
Walkup Melodia is one of the preeminent medical device litigation firms in the country. We were the first firm to successfully bring a case against Johnson & Johnson related to its metal-on-metal implants. Our team handles all types of defective medical device cases, including those involving Stryker Rejuvenate systems.
Speak with an attorney at the Walkup Law Firm if you have been injured by a Stryker Rejuvenate implant or any other metal-on-metal hip system. To arrange a free consultation regarding your case, call us at (415) 981-7210 or contact us online.