Stryker recalls two metal-on-metal hip products for fear of corrosion

On July 6, 2012, MedCity News published an article regarding a hip manufacturer’s voluntary recall of two metal hip components. Stryker Orthopaedics recently withdrew the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems due to the risk of corrosion posed by these hip components. The company will remove the products from the market and cease global distribution of the products as well.

According to a Stryker spokesperson, the company’s decision to withdraw the two metal components came as a result of post-market data suggesting that patients implanted with these hip components faced the potential risk of “fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction.” The company felt that the “post-market surveillance data may be predictive of a trend,” and for this reason, decided to voluntarily remove the metal hip components from the market.

This recent recall strengthens the growing concern with metal-on-metal hips.

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See Stryker’s press release regarding the recall at:

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