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Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Research Linking Femoral Stem Corrosion at Modular-Neck Junction with Local Soft Tissue Destruction
Date:5/23/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

As Stryker hip lawsuit claims associated with last year’s recall of Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems continue to mount in courts throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that new research has found a connection between the type of corrosion that prompted the recall and local soft tissue destruction. The study, which was published on May 15th in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, looked at 12 hips in 11 patients who reported new-onset and increasing pain within months of undergoing total hip replacement surgery involving femoral stems with dual-taper modularity. All of the patients demonstrated elevated levels of chromium, cobalt and titanium in their blood, as well as local soft tissue destruction with visible corrosion at the modular femoral neck-body junction upon revision surgery.*

“The patients in this study experienced the same problems we are seeing with our Stryker hip lawsuit clients. Among other things, the findings indicate affected patients should be evaluated for local tissue reactions to ensure their hips are functioning properly, ” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who have allegedly suffered Stryker hip problems associated with the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recall.

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The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stem recall was announced in July 2012, after the hip stems were found to be prone to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. According to the recall notice, this occurrence could cause recipients to suffer pain and adverse local tissue reactions, the same issues described in the Journal o
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