During the past 12 months, reports show that an orthopedic surgeon has been removing artificial hip implants from their patients over a possible quality issue.
According to the news, these hip implants, which were reportedly designed to restore quality of life to their patients, were doing nothing close to what was promised. According to one surgeon, the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants that have been recently recalled have been linked to several adverse reactions, including blood poisoning related to metal contamination, tumors and tissue damage.
One of the surgeons who performed some of these surgeries to fit patients with the now-recalled hip implants has reported he has removed at least 100 of the failed implants during the past year. One hundred more would be removed before he’s done removing all affected systems.
Patients claim to be afraid to perform daily routines because they are afraid of having the hip implant fail them.
Some of the reports say that the revision rate associated with the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants could reach 70, 80 or even 90 percent of all patients fitted with the hip systems.
Reports show that over 80 lawsuits were filed against the company behind these hip implants.
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