Canadian Health Organization Orders Recall of Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Head
Health Canada announced that it has recalled units of Stryker LFIT Anatomic COCR V40TM and COCR LFIT femoral heads. The Canadian safety regulator announced the recall after Stryker received a high volume of complaints that linked the component to taper lock failures—mainly in devices manufactured before 2011. The defective femoral heads have been used in conjunction with the Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems. 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. The defective component has been linked to 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 hip revision surgery. If you or a loved one experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 888-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.