Stryker Tritanium Hip Replacement
Complications from Stryker’s Tritanium Acetabular Shell
Stryker Corp. designed their Tritanium Acetabular Shells, which replaces a patient’s hip socket, to allow patients a greater range of motion and reduce the pain for degenerative hip disorders. Released in 2008, Stryker’s tritanium hip replacement system found quick success in the marketplace. However, patients have developed complications with the Tritanium Acetabular Shell after undergoing hip replacement surgery. Patients have found that their shell loosened after surgery, causing pain and the need for an invasive revision surgery to correct the failure. Users of Stryker’s tritanium hip implant reported severe side effects, including hip pain, infection, groin pain, and the need for revision surgery.
McGartland Law is currently investigating claims on behalf of patients who experienced health problems due to a failed Stryker tritanium hip system. If you or someone you love required hip revision surgery due to a loosened Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Let the experienced team with McGartland Law help you explore your legal options after being injured by a defective product. Our firm offers no-cost and no-obligation initial consultations and has legal representatives standing by 24/7 to answer your questions and concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your case.
Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell Hip Implant Failure
The acetabular hip replacement system was commonly used in hip replacement surgeries across the country. Composed of a porous foam and coated with a metal called tritanium, a titanium alloy, the acetabular shell was supposed to help with hip replacement surgeries by encouraging bone cell growth and joint stability. When it was released by Stryker in 2008, it seemed to perform well in surgeries and be an instant success.
However, increasing reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database show that the tritanium hip implant had a high rate of loosening and failing inside of patients, causing severe complications. In a 2018 report, doctors found five implant failures that were associated with Stryker’s tritanium cups, the devices implanted as early as 2011. Within a few months from their hip replacement surgeries, the patients in the study, ranging in age from 49 to 68, all developed hip and groin pain from the acetabular shell loosening. Several other studies have noted problems with Stryker’s tritanium shells, showing that they have poor clinical function from deterioration and loosening.
Unfortunately, neither Stryker or the FDA have issued a hip replacement recall despite the steadily increasing complaints about the Tritanium Acetabular Shell failing and causing complications.
Stryker Tritanium Hip Replacement Injuries
If you received a Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell and experienced one or several of the following complications with your hip replacement, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering:
Need for revision surgery
Unstable hip joint
Infection of the implantation site
The public has been expressing growing concern about the dangers of metal hip implant systems, including the Tritanium Acetabular Shell, ever since they were released to the market. Thousands of lawsuits now pend over other Stryker metal hip implant systems, including their tritanium hip implants. Allegations frequently brought up in these types of lawsuits include that manufacturers failed to properly test the hip implant systems, did not provide adequate warning about the risks of Stryker’s hip implants, and even that the implant designs were defective from the start.
Did You Hip Replacement Surgery Use Stryker's Tritanium Acetabular Shell?
If you experience hip implant failure with Stryker’s Tritanium Acetablar shell, contact the product liability lawyers with McGartland Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys have been representing injury clients for over 25 years, and we work with attorneys in every state to give all injured hip implant patients the benefit of our experience.
If you suffered pain and financial hardship due to a defective metal hip implant, we’re here to fight for your right to compensation after experiencing injuries from a defective product. Dangerous products can not only cause severe pain and suffering but leave you with mounting medical expenses that you were never meant to bear. We can help you recover compensation to cover doctor bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you contact the McGartland Law Firm, we can explain your legal options and get started on your claim, allowing you to recover while we fight on your behalf. Best of all, we work on a contingency-fee basis, so you will not owe us a penny until we win your case.