Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head Hip Failures & Recall
On September 27, 2016, Australian health authorities issued a “Hazard Alert” over the risk of injuries relating to the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head hip implant components citing the same dangers and warning consumers and health professionals about the higher than expected incidence of failures and injuries relating to Stryker LFIT V40 hip implant components.
Previously, on August 29, 2016, Stryker Corporation issued a recall for the LFIT V40 series of femoral heads manufactured before 2011. These heads are often used with the Accolade stem and are showing a high incidence of failures leading to patient injuries including loss of mobility; pain; inflammation; adverse local tissue reaction; dislocation; joint instability; broken bones around the components; leg length discrepancy; and a need for complicated and painful revision surgery.
Specific health hazards associated with the issues include disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem; implant fractures; increased metallic debris in the body; insufficient range of movement; insufficient tissue tension; increased wear debris, and total loss of implant.
Stryker has received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of the following certain sizes of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V4·0TM Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011.
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If you or a loved one had a hip implant surgery between the years of 2006 and 2012, have experienced problems with a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head hip implant, or have been told your implant should be replaced, it is imperative to learn if you’re eligible to take action against the company responsible for your pain and suffering due to a defective medical device.
Please use the form on this page right now, or you may call the experienced attorneys of Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm, toll-free, at 214-526-7900 to discuss your possible case.
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