Stryker LFIT CoCR v40 Femoral Head Recall – August 29, 2016
Stryker sent an “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification” letter to surgeons on August 29, 2016 stating problems it was aware of with certain of its LFIT CoCr V40 femoral heads made before 2011.
The week before, on August 24, 2016, Health Canada, the Canadian public health agency, also issued a recall notification regarding certain models of the LFIT CoCr V40 femoral heads. Then, on September 27, 2016, Australia issued a Hazard Alert regarding certain Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads.
Stryker stated in its notice that it has received a higher than expected number of complaints for certain LFIT CoCr V40 femoral heads. Stryker indicated potential serious problems that include:
- Disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem
- Hip stem fractures
- Excessive metallic debris
- Excessive wear debris
- Insufficient range of motion
- Loss of implant/bone fixation strength
Stryker further warned orthopedic surgeons that the recalled devices may cause:
- Revision surgery
- Loss of mobility
- Adverse local tissue reactions
- Joint instability
If you or a loved one have experienced problems with a Stryker hip implant, contact us today at 1-800-351-8588 or click here to have a representative from our office call you back.
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