Once again, another hip replacement system is in the news. And the news is not good.
Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical equipment and orthopedic devices, is once again having problems with yet another of its hip replacement implants – the Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head. It’s being reported that these Stryker devices may be vulnerable to corrosion and “fretting,” which allows minute shards of its metallic components to leach into a patient’s tissues, bones and/or bloodstream.
The Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems were recalled by Stryker in 2012.