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Stryker suggests that patients who have received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem contact their surgeon to schedule a follow-up appointment.
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Spokeswomen for J&J's DePuy Orthopaedics unit said Thursday that the company recalled the "Adept" brand all-metal total hip replacement system starting last month because a higher-than-expected percentage of them had to be replaced. Such replacements, called revision surgeries, usually are needed when an artificial joints starts causing pain, difficulty walking or other problems.
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Stryker initiated a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems in June 2012. This voluntary recall was initiated due to potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. These risks include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reaction, as well as possible pain and/or swelling, in or around your hip.
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On August 26, 2010, DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), recalled its DePuy ASR metal on metal (MoM) hip system. The ASR MoM system was identified as causing increased incidents of metallosis or adverse tissue reactions (commonly referred to as ALVAL – short for aseptic, lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis-associated lesions). The patient’s immunological response often involves the creation of pseudotumors by which the body is attempting to wall off the insulting agent or toxic substance. After the ASR hip recall and commencement of litigation, metallosis relating to other MoM systems surfaced, including: the DePuy Pinnacle MoM system; the Wright Medical Technology Conserve system; the Biomet M2a Magnum or large diameter head system; and the DJO Encore MoM system. Litigation began relating to those allegedly defective hip systems largely premised upon a position that the metal on metal design itself, though touted as promoting longevity, did not provide benefits that outweighed the risks of metallosis and related injuries to patients. This was confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its issuance of a 522 Post-Marketing Surveillance Study – by which these companies were required to initiate a study similar to a clinical trial to determine the true risk benefit profile and undergo proper scrutiny.
23/10/2012 · Hip Replacement Recall
- Stryker has announced a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. The recall was made voluntarily, over concerns of potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. The Stryker website reports that the risks include the potential for "fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling."