Another massive hip implant recall is slated to be announced by Stryker Orthopedics—this time, pertaining to a component of the implant called the LFIT V40 femoral head, which is prone to taper lock failures. The defective femoral heads have been used in conjunction with Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems as well as Meridian and Citation stems, and have caused catastrophic side-effects including separation of the femoral head from the hip stem, fracturing of the device, metallosis, tissue damage, and other complications that have led to painful hip revision surgery. Certain femoral heads manufactured before 2011 are most prone to these problems.
In September 2016, Australian health officials warned consumers of the Stryker LFIT V40 hip implant failure risk, spurring worldwide concerns of metal-on-metal hip implant safety. Now, Stryker has sent a warning notice to doctors regarding the defect but has not disclosed the cause of the failure.
If you or a loved one experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 877-790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.