Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant Recall
Stryker 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 mobility
- adverse local tissue reaction
- joint instability
- broken bones around the components
- leg length discrepancy
- need for revision surgery
Potential Hazards of Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads
In 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 stem
- Fractured hip stem trunnion
- Excessive metallic debris
- Insufficient ROM [range of motion]
- Insufficient soft tissue tension
- Loss of implant/bone fixation strength
- Excessive wear debris (polymeric)
- Implant construct with a shortened neck length
Do 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 Diameter||Offset|
Thornton Law Firm – Your Stryker Hip Recall Attorneys
Thornton Law Firm actively litigates cases against Stryker for its defective hip implants throughout Massachusetts and around the country.