Stryker has issued a voluntary recall on its Rejuvenate Modular Hip. While the Stryker Rejuvenate can be used as a component of either metal or ceramic hip implants, the metal on metal modular component can potentially cause fretting and corrosion that may result in pain, swelling, tissue damage and metallosis. The Rejuvenate System can also lead to premature failure due to aseptic loosening and possibly pseudotumor formation.
The company initiated the recall after post-market surveillance data showed that the fretting and corrosion risk “may be predictive of a trend,” according to an FDA statement. There have been at least 45 adverse events reported to the FDA regarding the Rejuvenate system since the beginning of 2012.
Recently, the FDA convened a panel of medical experts regarding Metal on Metal hips. The panel stopped short of recommending a total recall on all metal on metal hip systems, but most experts advised against using the devices and saw little to no reason to continue implanting these devises into patients.
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries resulting from Stryker Rejuvenate Hip, please contact Pogust Braslow & Millrood for a free consultation to make sure that you rights are protected.