Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head Recall
Sacramento Stryker Recall Attorneys
If you underwent hip replacement surgery and your surgeon used a Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head, you may be at risk of experiencing adverse reactions to metal particles being released in the implant area. This type of femoral head was affected by a November 2016 recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), involving approximately 42,500 units. The issue at hand was the risk of metal particles from the implant being released into the surrounding tissue, causing serious side effects and possibly the need for revision surgery.
A Sacramento hip replacement recall lawyer at Kershaw Talley Barlow can talk to you about your particular case if you have been experiencing problems with your implant. We are currently representing patients across the U.S. who have experienced harm due to defective hip replacement products, including the Stryker LFIT femoral head and other Stryker hip replacement units.
Taper Lock Failures in Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants
A taper lock is a part of a hip implant that connects the femoral head to the femoral neck. In the Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 femoral head, the metal taper lock may not have been designed properly, causing two metal surfaces to rub together. This can lead to corrosion of the metals and the release of chromium and cobalt into the body.
Certain Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads, particularly those manufactured prior to 2011, may present a risk of taper lock failure, which can cause metal particles to be released into the body, where they can cause serious problems in the tissue surrounding the implant. They can also cause nervous system, thyroid gland, and heart problems, according to the FDA.
A patient with a defective Stryker LFIT hip implant may experience the following side effects:
- Mobility problems
- Pain, swelling, and redness in the implant area
- Hip dislocation
- Joint instability
- Uneven leg length
- Fractured bones in the implant area
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