Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Device Failure
What we know about potential new Stryker V40 hip replacement lawsuits
Concern Grows Over Stryker V40 Femoral Heads
August 24, 2016
Health Canada recalls the Stryker LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Head reporting that, “Stryker has received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of certain sizes of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011.”
August 29, 2016
It has been reported that Stryker Orthopaedics sent an urgent recall notification to orthopaedic surgeons across the country explaining the dangers associated with particular sizes of Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads manufactured before 2011.
September 27, 2016
The Australian Government Department of Health issued a hazard alert regarding Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Heads. The alert calls attention to certain V40 heads manufactured before 2011 experiencing taper lock failure.
Stryker V40 Taper Lock Failure
A taper lock system in an artificial hip implant consists of a femoral head and femoral neck. The taper lock itself is the part of the hip implant connecting the head to the neck. In the current situation involving Stryker V40 Femoral Heads, a reaction is occurring between the metal femoral head and metal femoral neck leading to corrosion of the metal hip components. The corrosion results in metallic ions being shed into the blood stream of the patient who received the defective V40 femoral head. Once metal levels in the blood reach a certain point, patients can be diagnosed with metallosis or metal poisoning.
Other injuries resulting from Stryker V40 Femoral Stem taper lock failure include:
- Severe pain
- Loss of mobility
- Periprosthetic fracture
- Need for revision surgery
GoldenbergLaw – Stryker Hip Recall Attorneys
Laura Pittner is an experienced Stryker hip recall attorney through her recent work on behalf of clients involved in the Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker Accolade, and Stryker AGBII lawsuits she has become very familiar with Stryker Orthopaedics and metal-on-metal hip litigation. If you or a loved one needed a revision surgery following initial hip replacement and you think your injuries may have been caused by a Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head or other recalled Stryker hip device, please contact us at 612-333-4662 or toll free at 855-333-4662 for a free initial consultation.