The first Stryker hip lawsuits involving these devices were first filed in 2012 following Stryker’s June 2012 voluntary Rejuvenate recall. Since then, thousands of claimants implanted with malfunctioning Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants have filed lawsuits across the country.
Stryker Rejuvenate & AGB II Recall
The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Device was recalled in June 2012.
The Stryker hip recall was spurred by findings that the device’s modular-neck junction was prone to fretting and corrosion mechanisms causing the release of metal ions into the bloodstream and surrounding hip tissue. The release of these metal ions caused patients to suffer from hip replacement problems such as elevated blood cobalt and chromium levels, adverse local tissue reactions and metallosis causing pain, swelling, early device failure and the need for revision.