The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning patients and healthcare providers of a “higher than expected risk” of failure in Stryker Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) devices.
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We have been investigating Stryker trunnion failure cases since 2012. During our involvement in Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II stem failures and subsequent recall we began receiving inquiries into Stryker monoblock stem trunnion failures. At first glance it appeared that most of these failures were associated with Stryker TMZF stems […]
On August 29, 2016, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of Stryker LFit Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads, a prosthetic hip replacement device, manufactured before March 2011. This recall included over 40,000 defective hips. Stryker cited to “higher than expected” complaints about the failure of the femoral […]
Lawsuits have been filed against Stryker since 2013 alleging that its line of TMZF hip replacement stems are a danger when combined with metal femoral heads. However, patients who have received this potentially dangerous combination of products are just now being notified. Oddly enough, Stryker is not the one doing […]
This Simple Question Can Be Challenging for a Surgeon One of the most challenging decisions a surgeon can make when revising a patient with a Stryker Accolade TMZF stem that has failed due to metal wear disease (corrosion and fretting) is whether to leave a well-ingrown stem in place. This […]
Stryker Orthopaedics to compensate additional eligible U.S. patients who had surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and/or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems Kalamazoo, Michigan – December 19, 2016 – Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (referred to as “Stryker Orthopaedics”), a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, and Court-appointed committees […]