An article published in March 2013 by the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery references a recent study of Stryker Rejuvenate implants. The study followed 191 patients with Rejuvenate stems that were implanted between January 2010 and January 2012. Fourteen of those patients required revision surgery due to increased pain and formation of an avascular pseudo capsule due to corrosion at the neck-stem junction. The patients who required revision surgery had a black flaky residue at the taper junction and milky colored fluid around the joint. A neo capsule had formed in all patients that appeared avascular and thickened.
The study concluded there has been a catastrophic early failure of the Rejuvenate modular femoral components due to corrosion at the neck-stem junction. Patients who had developed early onset of discomfort typically progress to a poorly functioning hip with pain, swelling and decreased range of motion. The study recommends that patients have metal ion testing, joint aspiration and an MRI with MARS technology to assess the hip joint. The study further recommends that if revision surgery is necessary, that it be carried out expeditiously.
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