Stryker Orthopaedics issued a hazard alert for a specific range of Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant devices in September of 2016 due to the risk of potentially causing catastrophic dissociation or metallosis requiring revision surgery.
Previously, Stryker had issued a recall in August for the LFIT V40 series Femoral heads manufactured before 2011 and cited several potential hazards including dissociation of femoral head from hip step, fractured hip stem trunnion, excessive metallic debris, insufficient soft tissue tension, noise, loss of implant, and more.
The potential hazards caused by the LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant may result in one or more of these injuries for patients:
- User annoyance
- Loss of mobility
- Pain requiring revision surgery
- Inflammatory response
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Pain associated with implant loosening
- Periprosthetic fracture
- Leg length discrepancy
The following specific sizes of Stryker's LFIT V40 Femoral Heads manufactured before 2011 that were found to frequently experience taper lock failure are affected by this recall:
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Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant Lawsuit
Faraci Lange attorneys have vast experience representing patients who have been injured by a defective medical device, namely handling hip implant lawsuits.
Faraci Lange has been appointed by the court to leadership roles in national hip implant litigation. Attorney Hadley Matarazzo had the lead trial case in the DePuy ASR MDL. She was also appointed by the MDL court in the Biomet metal on metal hip implant MDL to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, and by the MCL court in the Stryker Rejuvenate/ABGII hip implant litigation to the Science Committee.
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