Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Hip Replacement Device
Commonly asked questions about the Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head:
- What is the Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head?
- What are Complications of Stryker’s LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Hip Replacement Device?
- Was the Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Recalled?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Can I File A Defective Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Cases
- How Do I Start a Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Hip Replacement Claim?
What Is the Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head?
The LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head, manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics, is a metal head that is placed onto a femoral neck in a total hip replacement procedure.
The LFIT Anatomic Femoral Heads were designed to offer surgeons flexibility to better match patient anatomy and restore natural movement. However, when the metal femoral head is placed on a metal femoral neck, which is usually the case, creates the complications of a metal-on-metal device.
When the two metal components move against each other, the friction can release metal particles into the body, leading to metal poisoning or metallosis. In the case of the LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head, the corrosion can be so severe as to cause taper lock failure. The taper lock is the part of the implant that connects the femoral head to the femoral neck.
Taper lock failure can lead to many other dangerous complications in patients.
What Are Complications Of Stryker’s LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Hip Replacement Device?
The LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head was recalled by Stryker due to the high rates of taper lock failure. According to multiple reports, the cobalt-chromium LFIT V40 heads corrode severely to the point that the head separates from the femoral stem, a condition called “spontaneous dissociattion,” or taper lock failure.
This condition requires immediate surgery to remove both the head and the femoral stem. Other complications from taper lock failure include:
- Device loosening or fracture
- Necrosis of surrounding tissue
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reaction
- Joint instability
- Broken bones around the device
- Leg length discrepancy
- Revision surgery
Was the Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Recalled?
In August 2016, Stryker voluntarily recalled certain lots and sizes of its LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head because of the serious health risks to patients. Specifically, Stryker warned surgeons of the higher than expected rate of taper lock failure.
Soon after, the FDA issued a Class II recall of the LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head. The stated cause was that Stryker was investigating reports of the device failure.
Stryker is currently facing multidistrict litigation for complications caused by the V40 Femoral Head. The company already settled cases for some of its other devices in 2014 and again in 2016.
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 LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head 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 LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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.
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How Do I Start A Stryker LFIT Anatomic V40 Femoral Head Hip Replacement Claim?
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