Investigating Severe Complications of Stryker Hip Replacements
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, similar to our FDA, issued a Hazard Alert on September 27, 2016 for Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads.
The LFIT V40 is a femoral head that is utilized in hip replacement surgeries. According to the Australian TGA, some LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads have a “higher than expected incidence of taper lock failures.” The taper lock connects the femoral head and femoral neck of the hip prosthesis. If the taper lock fails, you could experience severe complications including catastrophic disassociation, metallosis and the need for emergent revision surgery. Stryker has also notified orthopedic surgeons who have implanted the LFIT V40 of the increased incidence of taper lock failure and ensuing complications.
The Stryker LFIT V40 can be used interchangeably with Stryker’s entire product line of modular total hip arthroplasty devices and is designed to offer a large range of offsets based on a patients’ needs. Unfortunately, the potential corrosion at the head-neck junction is leading to severe complications for many patients.
We are currently investigating the Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 femoral head cases on behalf of patients who were implanted with these devices and have suffered complications.
If you have been affected by this hip replacement device, the Clark Law Firm may be able to help you. Contact our office at 732-443-0333 or on our Contact Page.-1