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Stryker Hip Implants Lawyers Serving Florida
Most hip implants have two parts: A stem, inserted into the femur and a ball and a cup inserted into the pelvis. Stryker’s Rejuvenate design uses a new interchangeable stem that was supposed to provide a more custom if. Unfortunately. the implants were sold to patients without sufficient clinical testing.The most serious concern for people who have Stryker hip implants is due to corrosion developing between the ball and stem in the femur as well as fluid collection. When this happens patients become immobile, develop pain, broken bones, swelling, tissue damage and most often require revision surgery.Revision surgery is very complicated and dangerous. In revision procedures, the faulty or broken components have to be removed. There are many surgeons in the United States who are competent and experienced in implanting artificial hips. Removing and revising them is a completely different skill set. We recommend that anyone is is considering having a revision surgery to confirm that your surgeon has had extensive experience in conducting these types of procedure.
In addition, when a hip implant is removed, the implant itself becomes evidence. It is very important that the evidence be preserved in a special way. Styker and other implant manufacturers may defend a claim on the basis that the device was tampered with after the removal. Therefore, if you are planning on having your implant removed, please contact us for our guidelines on how to preserve the evidence.
Often times, we photographs and videotape our client’s revision surgeries, recoveries, and physical therapy. The hours, days and months after hip implant surgery are important to record in order to maximize the recover of potential claims.
Our hip implant lawyers have already begun investigating claims on behalf of people who have received Stryker hip implants around the country. If you are concerned about your hip implant or do not know what kind of implant you have, contact our hip implant claims office for a free consultation. You might be entitled to compensation.