Posts Tagged 'metal on metal hip replacement'

Stryker hip replacement lawsuit deadline approaching

Patients who were injured by their Stryker metal-on-metal hip replacement likely have until July 2014 to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers. The statute of limitations, or deadline for when patients have file claims, for most Stryker hip implant lawsuits is two years. Stryker Corporation issued a Stryker recall on July 6, 2012.

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Study finds pseudotumor formation in more than a quarter of hips with metal-on-metal bearings

After hip arthroplasty with metal-on-metal bearings, researchers from The Netherlands found pseudotumor formation occurred in 28% of hips, according to results of this recently published study.

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Stryker recommends new guidelines for hip replacement follow-up

Stryker Corporation’s Australian division is recommending that all patients implanted with the Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement system receive regular blood testing and cross-sectional imaging of the hip implant site. This recommendation comes after the manufacturer issued a global recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement systems in July 2012.

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Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Website Launched by Hissey Kientz Law Firm

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Stryker Hip Recall Help. The site will serve as a source for legal news and medical information for patients who have experienced complications caused by the recently recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems.

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FDA Tightens Metal Hip Implant Reviews

Metal hip implants, the subject of thousands of consumer lawsuits, will have to navigate a longer U.S. review process and should only be offered to patients after safer options are considered, government regulators said. The proposed tightening of regulations by the Food and Drug Administration would apply to metal-on-metal hip implants, which have a higher danger of causing tissue damage and complications than similar devices made from different material.

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New England Journal of Medicine perspective blames loophole for faulty hip devices

A perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights how metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturers take advantage of a regulatory loophole to get unsafe devices approved. According to the perspective, device manufacturers such as DePuy and Stryker utilize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) process, which allows the companies to bypass stringent medical testing.

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Metal-on-metal hips could cause cysts on the hip flexor muscles

A new study shows that metal-on-metal hip implants such as the DePuy ASR hip replacement could cause painful cysts on the hip flexor muscles, called bursal cysts. The study, published in the December 2012 issue of Orthopedics, detailed the condition and found that the cysts could lead to severe vascular compressive symptoms.

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