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Robin Cloud's defective hip attorneys have been diligently working to help hundreds of men and women harmed by dangerous hip replacements. However, they recently learned of a new hip replacement product that is shortly expected to be recalled – the Stryker LFit chromium/cobalt femoral head.

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Australia Warns About Stryker Hip Failures

On September 27, 2016, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration warned that some Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads used during hip replacements have resulted in a higher than anticipated failure rate. The Australian officials explained that Stryker LFit femoral head experienced higher than anticipated failure rates where the femoral head connects to the femoral neck. This warning specifically identified seven models of the Stryker LFIT hip femoral heads, with head diameters ranging from 36 mm to 44 mm. Thus, raising concerns about the safety of the hip implant device worldwide.

Stryker Recently Sent Recall Notices to Orthopedists

Stryker recently sent recall notices for the Stryker LFit femoral head to orthopedists. Orthopedic experts expect the FDA to follow this notice with its own FDA recall notification of the Stryker LFit V40 femoral heads due to a higher than expected number of complaints of the taper lock failure. Potential hazards of these defective femoral heads include:

  • Disassociation of femoral head from hip stem
  • Fractured hip stem
  • Excessive metallic debris
  • Insufficient range of motion
  • Insufficient soft tissue tension
  • Loss of implant: bone fixation strength
  • Excess wear debris (polymeric)
  • Implant construct with a shortened neck length

Hip replacement patients who have the Stryker LFit V40 may experience failure of their implant, including:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Pain requiring revision
  • Inflammatory response
  • Adverse local tissue reaction
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Revision to alleviate hazardous situation
  • Pain associated with implant loosening
  • Hip implant fracture
  • Separation of the Femoral Head from the Hip Stem
  • Excessive metallic debris or metallosis
  • Corrosion
  • Loosening
  • Other problems with the taper lock failure

Take Action Now

While Stryker's notice to orthopedists is not an FDA recall of the Stryker LFit V40 femoral heads, our defective hip lawyers are treating the warning as a recall because Stryker asks that the defective Stryker LFit V40 femoral heads be returned.

Based on our research, the Stryker LFit V40 femoral head was likely used with various different types of Stryker hip implants, including:

  • Stryker Accolade Hip
  • Stryker Meridian Hip
  • Stryker Citation Hip
  • Other Stryker Hip Replacements

If you or a loved one underwent a hip replacement surgery using the Stryker LFit V40 femoral head and underwent a revision surgery due to complications from the initial implant, contact Robins Cloud's attorneys now. We have years of experience litigating defective hips and your initial consultation is free. Contact us by completing our online form or call us at 866-517-9520 for a free case consultation by our defective hip attorneys.

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