The FDA Warns Consumers About Stryker Orthopaedics’ Surgical Product ‘Rejuvenate’
Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy ASR product was just recalled not too long ago only now to be followed by Stryker Orthopaedics’ hip product Rejuvenate. Both of these hip products were recalled for metal ion build up dangers. In April 2012 a warning to doctors, and distributors was released regarding the product Rejuvenate followed shortly after in August 2012 by an urgent FDA recall.
What are the symptoms of the defective product?
The FDA warning explains the junction of the surgical hip product is subject to fretting and corrosion leading to adverse reactions including bone dissolution, pseudo tumors, necrosis (death) of skin tissue, bone and muscle and inflammation of the synovial membrane.
Contact your doctor immediately if…
It is important to contact your doctor immediately if you have experienced additional pain, swelling or further health complications after your hip surgery involving the “Rejuvenate” product. The product was released in the United States in 2009 but has been available in Canada since 2008.
Have you or a loved one been injured by Stryker’s hip product “Rejuvenate”?
The recall is considered urgent so please promptly contact your health professional if you suspect the “Rejuvenate” product was used during your surgical process. If you have suffered any of the adverse reactions fill out our “Free Case Review” or call our attorneys at Phillips Law Firm immediately to discuss your options. We may be able to recover compensation for your pain, suffering and medical expenses. You can reach us at (800) 708-6000. We are waiting 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and discuss your options with a free case consultation. Learn more about how we can help you if the “Rejuvenate” hip implant was used during your surgery.