March 9, 2017 | Thornton Law Firm Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant RecallStryker Orthopaedics issued an “URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION” to surgeons and hospitals in August, 2016 for LFIT CoCr [Cobalt Chrome] V40 Femoral Heads manufactured before 2011. Stryker had received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure in these hip implant components.On August 24, 2016, Canada’s public health agency, Health Canada, issued a recall to the general public of the Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads. Australia followed suit on September 27, 2016 when Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia’s FDA) issued a Hazard Alert regarding the Stryker LFIT cobalt chrome V40 femoral heads, stating that the implants may cause the recipient to suffer:loss of mobilitypaininflammationadverse local tissue reactiondislocationjoint instabilitybroken bones around the componentsleg length discrepancyneed for revision surgeryPotential Hazards of Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral HeadsIn its recall, Stryker Orthopaedics identified the following potential hazards to patients who have LFIT cobalt chrome V40 femoral head hip replacements:Disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stemFractured hip stem trunnionExcessive metallic debrisInsufficient ROM [range of motion]Insufficient soft tissue tensionNoiseLoss of implant/bone fixation strengthExcessive wear debris (polymeric)Implant construct with a shortened neck lengthDo I Have a Defective Stryker Femoral Head Hip Implant?Stryker recalled the following Implant Item Numbers. If you don’t have the implant number, your doctor’s office will. Implant Item No.Head DiameterOffset 6260-9-23636 mm+5 6260-9-23939 mm+4 6260-9-24444 mm+4 6260-9-33939 mm+8 6260-9-34444 mm+8 6260-9-43939 mm+12 6260-9-44444 mm+12Thornton Law Firm – Your Stryker Hip Recall AttorneysThornton Law Firm actively litigates cases against Stryker for its defective hip implants throughout Massachusetts and around the country.If you have any questions about your hip implant or have concern that your implant has failed or caused you injury, contact attorney Marilyn McGoldrick at 1-888-341-1405, or tell us your story HERE.