Admitting finally that two of its metal-on-metal hip replacements – Rejuvenate Modular or ABG II modular-neck stem – are just not safe, Stryker Corp. cut its losses and announced it will recall these hip implants. In a statement, Stryker said:
While modular-neck stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, given the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction, Stryker Orthopaedics decided to take this voluntary action.
Not mentioned: what took so long.
A lot of plaintiffs’ lawyers have failed to get on the Stryker bandwagon because there has not been a recall like DePuy. I knew this was coming which is why we have been reviewing these cases for years. And here we are.
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