Another Lawsuit Lodged Against Stryker in Kentucky Court

A new lawsuit against Stryker has been filed in a Kentucky court by plaintiff John T. Roberts who was implanted with Stryker Trident acetabular shells and Accolade hip stems in both hips back in 2006. These two devices were recalled in 2008 and 2009, respectively. In March 2011, Roberts was compelled to undergo revision surgery […]

FDA Releases Latest Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Communication

The latest safety protocol for metal-on-metal hip implants was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), proposing recommendation for physicians, healthcare providers, prior recipients, and product manufacturers, such as Stryker, over compliance issues, says an international wire service agency. The proposal stated the need of the medical product manufacturers to undergo rigid testing […]

US Senator Wants Medical Device Tax Cancelled

About 1,170 workers worldwide from Stryker Corp, maker of Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement devices, may lost their jobs due to the anticipation of the 2.3 percent medical device tax for Obamacare. However, US Senator Kay Ruthven Hagan is contriving to cancel the tax to avoid lay-offs in the medical industries, says a medical […]

Graphite Lubricant in Metal Hip Implants Paves Way for Better Hip Implant Design, Study Shows

A lubricating layer made of graphitic carbon consequently forms in the joints of metal-on-metal hip implants, according to a study. This dense layer works more like an industrial lubricant than joint fluid. This discovery may aid researchers design longer-lasting metal-on-metal hips for osteoarthritis and other joint disorder therapy. Undertaking a hip replacement surgery is very […]

Voluntary Recall Does Not Solve All of Stryker’s Problems

It was just a few months ago in July 2012 when Stryker Orthopedics did a voluntary recall for two of their hip replacement devices, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABGI II modular neck stems.  According to Stryker, this is due to the risk of fretting (wear-and-tear) and corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction. But the […]