The FDA has found fault with yet another artificial joint replacement – Stryker hips. Stryker Howmedica Corporation is the manufacturer of the hips. The plant was investigated by the FDA over a two month period in the summer of 2007 in response to several customer complaints in early 2005. Following surgery, patients with these implants quickly began to experience abnormal pain at the surgical site, bone breaks and abnormal wear down of the artificial joints themselves. The 2007 FDA inspection revealed disturbing quality control issues including the presence of bacteria germs. Although Stryker was ordered to remedy these hazardous conditions, it is not known whether the manufacturer did indeed rectify the situation. What is known is that not only are these products not performing as expected but the artificial Stryker hips are actually causing more harm than good by putting the patient in a more precarious situation. In early 2008, Stryker announced a recall of two of its Trident artificial hip components:
- Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and
- Trident Hemispherical Cups
As St. Louis injury attorneys, we handle defective implant cases including defective knees and hips manufactured by Zimmer, Stryker, and Smith & Nephew. We file these cases in both Missouri and Illinois. If you live outside of these states, we can find an attorney to help you. Contact St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney Lindsay Rakers or call at (800) 517-0602.