The Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head is a medical component used in total hip replacement surgeries. It fits into the hip socket and attaches to the femoral stem. As part of a recent recall of the LFIT COCR V40 Femoral Head, Stryker notified its implanting physicians on August 29, 2016, of the “higher than expected” incidence of taper lock failure for certain sizes of the LFIT Femoral Head. Upon receipt of these letters, some physicians began following up with patients who may have the faulty replacement component.
2016 Stryker LFIT Recall Information
If you have an LFIT COCR V40 Femoral Head implant, you should receive a recall notice in the mail from your physician and/or from Stryker. If you are uncertain as to whether you received an LFIT V40 component as part of your hip replacement surgery, contact us. Pope McGlamry will investigate your situation at no cost to you and determine if you have a claim for the Stryker LFIT device.
LFIT V40 Femoral Head Design Flaws
Like other defective Stryker devices, the LFIT V40 Femoral Head can cause many severe complications for patients implanted with the device. Excessive wear causes metal from the cobalt-chromium head to enter the bloodstream, resulting in metallosis —an adverse response to metal in the body. Additionally, the LFIT V40 is subject to spontaneous dissociation, when the femoral head disconnects from the hip system due to corrosion. The LFIT V40 has also been found to have a higher than usual rate of taper lock failures—which is a failure of the femoral head to connect with the femoral stem. Revision surgery may be needed as a result.
These failures can result in a number of painful symptoms, such as:
- joint instability
- broken bones around the components
- loss of mobility
- leg length discrepancy
Stryker LFIT Lawsuit
Unlike firms who make big promises and then refer their cases to other attorneys, Pope McGlamry has the expertise you need for your case. We are experienced with Stryker hip replacement lawsuits, and currently represent hundreds of patients who have been harmed by these devices. If you believe you have an LFIT COCR V40 Femoral Head as part of your hip implant, or if you have received a recall letter, contact Pope McGlamry or submit your case for a free consultation.