Navigation Links
Law Offices of John David Hart: What Went Wrong with the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides?

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are single-use, disposable cutting guides intended to help a surgeon mark the bone before cutting during a total knee replacement surgery.  The guides ultimately assist the surgeon in the positioning of the total knee replacement components.  The cutting guides are manufactured for patients individually based on imaging studies of the patients' knee.  The ShapeMatch software program uses the imaging studies to create a three-dimensional model of the patient's knee. 

The ShapeMatch Cutting Guides were manufactured and distributed from May 2011 to November 2012.  Adverse event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") have indicated that surgeons who discovered that the parameters of the cutting guide were incorrect were forced to make modifications in order to complete the knee replacement surgery.   A defect in the ShapeMatch software was responsible for the incorrect cutting guide parameters. 

As a result, in November 2012, Stryker emailed surgeons and imaging centers advising them to stop prescribing, planning or performing operative or imaging procedures with the ShapeMatch Cutting Guides until further notice.  Subsequently, on April 10, 2013, Stryker issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall of the ShapeMatch Cutting Guides.

Due to the defect in the ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, patients may experience adverse health consequences including joint instability, fracture, the need for revision surgery and chronic pain and limitations with mobility.  Stryker recommends that patients who are experiencing symptoms contact their surgeon for evaluation.

The ShapeMatch Cutting Guide was used exclusively with the Stryker Triathlon Knee System.  However, the Stryker Triathlon Knee System is not subject to a recall. 

The FDA has classified the Stryker ShapeMatch recall as a Class I event, the most serious type of recall since it may involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or even death.

If you underwent knee surgery and the ShapeMatch Cutting Guide was used, it is important that you know and understand your legal rights.  John David Hart and the Law Offices of John David Hart represent individuals in the United States who have been injured as a result of the defective Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides.  The Law Offices of John David Hart is a group of experienced and dedicated legal professionals working to protect the rights of people wronged by the acts of others.  Across the country, the firm represents individuals in cases of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, dangerous drugs and medical products, automobile and truck accidents and oil and gas litigation.  For more information, please contact John David Hart at 1-800-247-1623 or or visit

SOURCE The Law Offices of John David Hart
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. ImmusanT Relocates Offices to State-of-the-Art Innovation Facility
2. Voss Law Firm, P.C. Moves Offices in The Woodlands, Texas
3. The Law Offices of Barry Fischer files Federal Complaint on behalf of L.A.-based pot dispensary
4. Screenflex Portable Room Dividers Create "Private Doctors Offices" In Pharmacies During Busy Flu Season
5. The Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Certain Officers -- (Nasdaq: AVEO) was filed on behalf of stockholders
6. Medbox and AVT Develop Secure, Automated Medicine Sample Dispenser for Doctors Offices
7. David F. Harty Joins Systech International as Vice President
8. Dr. David Brailer and Stephen Dubner Keynotes for NYeC 2012 Digital Health Conference
9. WebMD Taps David C. Marek to Assume Consumer Leadership Role
10. arGEN-X Appoints Dr. David L. Lacey to its Supervisory Board
11. Alliqua Names David Johnson Executive Chairman of Aquamed Technologies and Member of Alliqua Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/29/2015)... , Nov. 29, 2015   National Decision ... of its client base, including notable statewide implementations. ... company,s flagship solution, ACR Select, more than 1 ... order entry workflow. ACR Select provides real-time feedback ... patient,s condition and has been implemented at over ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 Une nouvelle approche ... Bremachlorin contre le cancer avancé.    ... l,immunothérapie au traitement photodynamique au Bremachlorin contre le ... Une nouvelle approche consistant à combiner l,immunothérapie au ...    Clinical Cancer Research . ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 27, 2015 --> ... go online. The potential to save costs, improve treatment ... far from fully exploited as yet. Here, particular emphasis ... either via mobile tablet or directly at the patients, ... ) -->      (Photo: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... The print component of “Supporting Our Caregivers” is distributed ... Minneapolis, South Florida, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated ... media strategy and across a network of top news sites and partner media ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions announced today ... Group (MSDSLUG). Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of Dynamics SL ... users, partners, industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates their ongoing ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to ... Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored ... one of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft ... announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite ... LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Somu Sivaramakrishnan announced today that he ... now offers travelers, value and care based Travel Services, including exclusive pricing on ... as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, shore excursions, discounted fares, travel ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):