Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Hip Implant
Commonly asked questions about the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem:
- What is the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem?
- What are Complications of Stryker’s ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Hip Replacement Device?
- Was the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Recalled?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Can I File A Defective Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Stryker ABG II Cases
- How Do I Start a Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement Claim?
What Is the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem?
The ABG II Modular-Neck Stem, manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics, is a metal-on-metal joint replacement system that is used as part of Stryker’s hip implant systems.
The ABG II system was designed to be customizable to each patient’s needs. It was also advertised as being longer lasting and having an increased range of motion.
However, the metal-on-metal components of the ABG II Modular-Neck Stem caused serious complications for many patients.
What Are Complications Of Stryker’s ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Hip Replacement Device?
The ABG II Modular-Neck Stem System was recalled by Stryker due to the potential for serious complications. These complications include:
- Fretting and corrosion
- Tissue damage
Corrosion in the ABG II system occurred because the chromium-cobalt neck rubbed against the titanium coating on the stem. This friction released metal particles into the body and, in some cases, caused metal poisoning or metallosis.
Stryker warned patients and surgeons that post-market data revealed the ABG II had an increased rate of Adverse Local Tissue Reaction (ALTR), meaning complications caused by inflammation in the tissue in and around the implant.
Was the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Recalled?
In 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its ABG II Modular-Neck Stem device due to several studies that proved the device was prone to fretting and corrosion.
The FDA classified the recall as a Class II recall, stating the cause to be “defective design.”
Stryker advised surgeons to perform clinical examinations, including blood work and cross-section imaging, on all patients who received an ABG II Modular-Neck Stem, regardless of whether the patient is experiencing any symptoms.
Stryker also suggested that surgeons continue to perform follow-up examinations, even if the initial findings showed no complications.
Between 2009 and 2012, thousands of patients received the ABG II system and had to undergo revision surgery due to implant failure. Stryker resolved many of the claims against it in a 2014 billion-dollar settlement, but thousands of lawsuits are still pending.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints.
Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery.
Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
Can I File A Defective Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Stem Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a defective hip replacement device.
Lawsuits have been filed against Stryker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the ABG II Modular-Neck Stem. You may be entitled to a settlement.
The following criteria must be met to be eligible to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit:
- Patient implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular hip stem
- Had implant done after January 1, 2007
- Revision surgery and non-revision surgery cases are accepted
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.
Our defective hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
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How Do I Start A Stryker ABG II Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Stryker ABG II hip replacement lawsuit claims.