Stryker® Orthopaedics Hip Implant Recall
Stryker® Orthopaedics has issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG-II modular-neck hip stem implants, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Corrosion can occur in the devices, and this wear and tear can release metal debris that can cause adverse tissue reactions and pain and swelling, according to Stryker.
Although the hip sockets in these models are not metal-on-metal joints, the recalled hip implants do contain a metal-on-metal joint within their workings. The recalled devices can deteriorate over time, shedding small particles of metal.