Stryker Accolade V40 Problems
Recent research and medical literature have found that some traditional implant designs could cause a number of metal-related failures including metal poisoning, bone and tissue damage, and unnecessary revision surgery. More specifically, the medical literature surfacing due to Stryker Accolade V40 implants is not complete, but there are some things to watch out for and consider if you have this type of implant.
When combined with other parts, certain hip implants manufactured by Stryker can cause corrosion. As a result of this corrosion, metal toxicity has appeared in some patients. Simply put, the claim is that the manufacturer did not adequately design and manufacture the metal implants so that the implants would not conflict with the human body.
In the past, lawsuits were filed against Stryker Corporation. Of the many cases filed, a large number of those cases were settled at once due to the damages being so similar. Now, new lawsuits are being considered and probably will be filed against Stryker Corporation. This time around, the location of the defective part of the implant is different but the outcome is largely the same.
No Current Recalls
Presently, no formal recall has been announced by Stryker Corporation, but the damage caused by these implants is worrisome to the medical community and recipients of the implants. Medical research has shown that the V40 heads implanted in some hip replacement patients is unsafe.
In particular, the heads of the implants corrode to such an extent that they can toggle on the trunnion. Once this occurs, the trunnion is worn down so much that it literally falls off of the stem (termed ‘spontaneous dissociation’). One additional problem associated with the Stryker Accolade TMZF stem and the LFIT-V40 chrome/cobalt heads is a need for revision surgery due to metallosis.
If you have a Stryker hip implant and are experiencing problems, please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help. Call us today at (800) 391-4337.