Safety Alert Issued for Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head Metal Hip Implant Components

October 18, 2016
Safety Alert Issued for Stryker LFit V40 Femoral Head Metal Hip Implant Components

Stryker Corporation has issued a safety alert warning to doctors and patients that one of their metal hip implant components may be defective and prone to high rates of failure.

This is not the first time that metal hip implant devices manufactured by Stryker have posed a serious threat to patient safety. To date, Stryker Corporation has paid out over $1.4 Billion in settlement funds to patients that were injured or required revision surgery after receiving a defective Stryker ABG II or Rejuvenate metal hip implant.

Both the Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate devices were recalled from the market in 2012.

Now, this recent safety alert warns that Stryker LFit V40 femoral heads could also be prone to the same type of device failure and cause similar serious health problems for patients.

Stryker LFit V40 femoral heads are used in total hip replacement procedures. Unfortunately, hip implants using these components fail at rates that are much higher than expected. When these metal hip implant components fail, patients can experience symptoms including:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Adverse local tissue reaction
  • Dislocation
  • Joint instability
  • Broken bones around the components
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Need for revision surgery

Government oversight agencies in both Canada and Australia have recently issued major safety announcements to doctors and patients about the high rate of failure among LFit V40 Femoral Head components. The Canadian government issued an official recall of these components, sighting “higher than expected complaints of…failure.”

The affected Stryker LFit V40 femoral head products are:

Catalog Number Head Diameter Offset
6260-9-236 36mm +5
6260-9-240 40mm +4
6260-9-244 44mm +4
6260-9-340 40mm +8
6260-9-440 40mm +12
6260-9-344 44mm +8
6260-9-444 44mm +12

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been largely silent about LFit V40 Femoral Head components, despite the fact that many patients may be at serious risk.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any adverse reactions from Hip Replacement Surgery or if you have required painful Revision Hip Surgery, call Graves McLain for help at 918-359-6600. When you call, you will receive a FREE, confidential consultation with one of our experienced Tulsa Defective Drug and Medical Device attorneys.

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