The Stryker Corporation, a medical device company, has added more units to its LFIT V40 Femoral Head Recall. They released a safety alert on May 22nd, 2018, increasing the notice from 7 products to 15.
The LFIT V40 is a metal hip replacement system, that has been used in thousands of artificial hips. The recall is for one specific part, the femoral head, which is the “ball” portion of the ball-and-socket hip joint. The femoral head allows the hip to rotate and move.
The Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads are made to work with multiple hip implant systems, including the Meridian, Citation, and Stryker Accolade 2 system.
Catalog numbers for the products included in this new safety alert are: 6260-9-(036, 136, 236, 336, 040, 140, 044, 144)
Side effects include:
• Pain associated with the implant loosening
• Loss of mobility
• Bone damage
• Pain requiring revision surgery
• Leg-length discrepancies
• Swelling and inflammation
• Adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR)
Some of the most serious side effects include the femoral head detaching from the femoral stem, which can cause pain, and could lead to revision surgery. The Stryker LFIT V40 has been reported to have a higher than normal corrosion at the head-neck junction, which can cause metal debris to collect around the joint and can even lead to tissue damage.
At KBA Attorneys, we will continue to monitor the Stryker recalls. If you or a loved one received a Stryker hip replacement, and have suffered discomfort or side effects, please call us at 855-299-4604. We can help answer questions you may have about your Stryker Hip Replacement. Hundreds of lawsuits are pending against the Stryker LFIT V40 devices.