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Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant


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Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants Recalled Because Metal Pieces are Released into Patients’ Bodies

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants Recalled Because Metal Pieces are Released into Patients Bodies

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implants Recalled Because Metal Pieces are Released into Patients’ Bodies


Two hip implants made by Stryker Orthopaedics have led a rising number of lawsuits. These hip devices, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, were recalled because they can lead to fretting and corrosion, a problem that is common to metal-on-metal hip implants. People who have been implanted with these hip systems might have grounds for a lawsuit.




Stryker Hip Implants have Same Problems as Metal-on-Metal
Hip Implants

A metal-on-metal hip implant is a class of hip implant that has two or more metal components rubbing together. All-metal hips are a major issue in the orthopedic community because they tend to fail earlier than other types of hips, forcing the patient to undergo another surgery, called revision surgery. The problem with metal-on-metal hips is that when the metal parts rub together, metal particles rub off the implant and get absorbed into the body, leading to tissue damage and other injuries. The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II are not technically metal-on-metal hip implants, but they have components that have a metal-on-metal interaction; not surprisingly, they also have the same problem. Complications associated with metal-on-metal hip implants include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Pseudotumors
  • Tissue death (necrosis)
  • Bone damage
  • Limited mobility, difficulty walking
  • Metallosis, metal poisoning

Stryker Orthopaedics recalled the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems in July 2012 because some patients who had these implants experienced “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions.” In other words, there is metal rubbing against metal at the modular-neck junction, causing debris to be released; this debris can cause the tissue nearby to become inflamed and lead to other health problems. Patients implanted with these devices should speak with their doctors if they experience pain or swelling, the company said.

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