Stryker LFIT V40 Recalls
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In August of 2016, The Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) V40 femoral head was voluntarily recalled on a limited basis. If you or someone you know has a LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head, and has experienced unexpected pain, loss of mobility, inflammation, instability or other hip related problems, you should immediately consult with our experienced attorneys. We can evaluate your case and determine if you are entitled to financial compensation.
The recall included femoral heads diameter and neck offsets of:
One of the hazards that was reported was disassociation of the femoral head-stem and Gross Trunnion Failure (GTF). However, the “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification” left out any mention of reported events of head/taper corrosion at the interface with the Titanium stem.
The primary concern with the Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) V40 femoral head is a problem with the juncture where the head of the hip meets the stem. One concern is that the juncture was not properly designed, which can cause the two different pieces of metal to rub against each other. When this occurs, it causes corrosion and the release of cobalt and chromium ions into the hip joint.
According to the FDA:
“There are some case reports of the metal particles causing a reaction around the joint, leading to deterioration of the tissue around the joint, loosening of the implant and failure of the device . . . . In addition, some metal ions from the implant may enter into the bloodstream. There have been a few recent case reports of patients with metal-on-metal hip implants developing a reaction to these ions and experiencing medical problems that might have been related to their implants, including effects on the nervous system, heart and thyroid gland.”
Unfortunately, the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads have a high risk of taper lock failures. Possible side effects of taper lock failure include:
- Adverse Reaction In Local Tissue
- Broken Bones Around the Components
- Discrepancy In Leg Length
- Joint Instability
- Loss of Mobility
- The Need For Revision Surgery
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