Stryker is one of the largest medical device and equipment manufacturing companies in the world, and is responsible for the creation of the Stryker Accolade. The Accolade (there are a number of different Accolade models, including the Accolade TMZF Plus and Accolade II, both of which have been recalled) refers to a hip stem. A hip stem is part of an artificial hip replacement system.
The Stryker Accolade hip stems have been involved in a number of patient complaints. Here’s what you need to know about Accolade device failure:
Stryker Accolade Device Failure
Some patients who underwent hip replacement surgery using Stryker Accolade devices have reported a number of complications, including:
- Device failure;
- Restricted motion; and
- Need for secondary/corrective surgery.
In one of the recalls issued, the FDA report reads that the device was recalled by the company for “grit blast media” in the drive hole. The design of the device forces its parts to rub together, leading to tiny particles of metal from the device being deposited into a patient’s body. This not only leads to the symptoms listed above, but inflammation, bone loss, and even the risk of metal poisoning.
You Need a Lawyer
If you have suffered the need for a second surgery, or are dealing with immobility and pain as a result of a defective Stryker hip implant, you need a lawyer. At the law offices of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, our attorneys are here to help you understand your options. Contact us today.