Which Stryker Hip Implants Have Been Recalled?

The Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corporation manufactures artificial hip implants and other types of medical devices. Every year, thousands of patients receive artificial hip implants. Over the last decade, the Food and Drug Administration has received thousands of complaints from patients who have received these artificial hip implants. Stryker, among other medical device manufacturers, began to voluntarily recall some of their hip implant systems in 2012, due to safety concerns and complaints from patients.


If you have received a Stryker artificial hip implant that has been recalled, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Whether or not you have already had a revision surgery to receive a new hip, we recommend speaking to a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our Charlotte personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in medical device defect lawsuits. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.


Finding out whether or not you have one of the recalled Stryker Hip Implant systems is extremely important. All Rejuvenate and ABG II made by Stryker have been either recalled through the FDA or recalled voluntarily by the company.


Stryker initiated a recall event of their Rejuvenate hip replacement system back in April 2012. In their recall notice, they cited a “reported rate of less than 1% for revisions potentially associated with fretting or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction.” They removed the Rejuvenate hip replacement system from the field and issued an Urgent Product Correction, along with a list of actions that customers were taking.


That same day, Stryker initiated a second recall of their ABG II Modular Hip Step. The recall report stated, “a reported rate of less than 1% for revisions potentially associated with fretting and or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction.” Once again, Stryker decided to remove the affected product from the field on June 29, 2012.


The LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head hip replacement devices that were used with the Stryker Accolade, or used alone, were also recalled. Stryker initiated this recall after they received several complaints that described injuries consistent with taper lock failure. Stryker asked all of their agencies and branches to stop making the affected device and send out recall notices to patients who were affected. In total, over 42,000 units within the U.S. and internationally were recalled. The recalled model numbers include the following:

  • 36 mm – 6260-9-236 manufactured and distributed between 2002 and 2010
  • 40 mm – 6260-9-240 manufactured and distributed between 2006 and 2011
  • 44 mm – 6260-9-244 manufactured and distributed between 2006 and 2011
  • 40 mm – 6260-9-340 manufactured and distributed between 2006 and 2011
  • 44 mm – 6260-9-344 manufactured and distributed between 2007 and 2011
  • 44 mm – 6260-9-444 manufactured and distributed between 2006 and 2011
  • 340 mm – 6260-9-440 manufactured and distributed between 2006 and 2011

If you have any of the symptoms listed below, it is crucial to speak to a doctor as soon as possible to determine if a defective hip implant is the culprit:

  • Intense pain at the site of the hip implant
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Limited mobility or loss of mobility
  • Clicking or popping sounds
  • Hip dislocation
  • Tremors
  • Heart problems
  • Chromium, cobalt, or metal poisoning
  • You have needed a revision surgical procedure

After every hip replacement recall, the Stryker Corporation recommends that patients with one of their recalled devices undergo revision hip replacement surgery. The best thing you can do if you have received an artificial hip is to contact your surgeon and verify which type of device you have. If you have a recalled hip device, we recommend speaking to a personal injury lawyer who can help you document all of your symptoms and ensure that you preserve your product liability lawsuit against Stryker.

If you are experiencing pain or swelling around your hip replacement device, the sooner you speak to your doctor, the better. Sometimes, the symptoms of a failing artificial hip joint are not always obvious right away. You might not know of the issue until the joint has done extensive and irreversible damage to your body. Also, if you wait too long to file a claim, you may lose your right to bring a lawsuit. Product liability lawsuits often take time to prepare. You will need to gather your medical records and ensure that you have all of the evidence ready to show the extent of the injuries caused by the recalled artificial hip device.


If you think your hip replacement might be defective, you need to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. North Carolina law imposes a statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits, so it is important to act before it is too late. Contact one of our Charlotte personal injury attorneys today to get started. For your convenience and safety, we offer video and phone conferencing. If you prefer an in-person consultation, we have three easy to reach offices in Uptown Charlotte, Monroe and Mooresville. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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