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Newest Published Literature Latest to Slam Stryker Rejuvenate Failures

Recently published literature in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery draws the conclusion that the short-term, high rate of corrosion-related revision with Rejuvenate modular neck implants is “striking.” The study out of Houston, Texas is yet another in the mounting swell of unflattering literature condemning this recalled device. To date, several articles have been…

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BMJ on Hip Implants – No Evidence of Safety

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an article that shows the glaring oversight of regulators to ensure patient safety from defective medical devices in the European Union. Its findings echo what has happened in the U.S. and unfortunately, the reasons are the same. The research from the University of Oxford, “Primary hip replacement prostheses…

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NICE Standards, Orthopedic Device Manufacturers

As technology advances our standards for efficiency, performance and safety are increased. These improvements are sometimes brought about by the natural evolution of the particular industry itself, the development of industry standards or the imputation of government requirements. Often, though, the change is influenced through lawsuits filed against manufacturers; sadly only after people are injured….

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Stryker Suits Consolidated in Minnesota

The purpose of multidistrict litigation is to consolidate complex legal cases that share a similar legal issues and common questions of fact. The product liability lawsuits filed naming Stryker over its Rejuvenate hip and the ABG II Hip Stem have been consolidated in federal court in Minnesota. The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation…

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Stryker Hip Implant — Adverse Tissue Reaction at the Femoral Neck-Body Junction

A recent article published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery clearly shows that the Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip implant may be as capable of corroding as its metal-on-metal cousins.   This publication is significant because it shows metal-on-metal (MoM) hips are not the only problem. Adverse events were reported with the components in this…

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Johnson & Johnson Metal Hip Cases Pinnacle, DePuy Moving Forward

Johnson & Johnson can not dodge an $8.3 million jury award by having a new metal-on-metal hip trial. J&J”s DePuy Orthopaedics division petitioned a California court to have a new trial to offset a March jury award to the metal hip injured patient. Judge J. Stephen Czuleger rejected that motion letting stand the jury ruling…

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DePuy Wants to Erase Metal Hip Jury Verdict

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has requested that an $8.3 million judgment against the company over its DePuy metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant be put on hold. The damaging jury award was rendered in March against J&J’s DePuy Orthopedics division on behalf of plaintiff, Loren Kransky. His metal hip shed cobalt and chromium debris into his implant…

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Stryker Warned About Quality and Marketing Compliance problems

Orthopedic medical device maker Stryker Corp. has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following a quality control inspection at its Michigan facility in November. The facility is in Portage, Michigan and is home to Stryker Corp’s instruments division, though there are no details about what was found. The letter…

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FDA Begins Guarding the Gate — Increase in Medical Device Monitoring

The medical device division of the FDA is acting more like a watchdog than a lapdog according to a new analysis. The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) reportedly issued one-third more warning letters in 2011 for dangerous devices than it did in 2008. Since 2007 there has been a 250 percent increase in…

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Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II failure – The Revision Surgery Dilemma

Now that many victims in whom Stryker’s Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implants were placed have been notified the devices have been recalled they face the very difficult decision about what to do. They now know a defective and recalled medical device is inside them. Some have symptoms, some don’t. Many have been to their…

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