Stryker Hip Replacement Recall


Stryker Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and Trident Hemispherical Cups

In November 2007, at Stryker manufacturing facilities in Mahwah, New Jersey, the FDA found evidence of the following:

  • staphylococcus bacteria (more commonly known as the cause of “staph” infections)
  • corynebacterium propinquum (known to cause diphtheria, and acute infectious disease)
  • rhodococcus (a rare form of bacterial infection)

The FDA issued a serious warning to Stryker, but there was a high suspicion that the contaminated products had been shipped to doctors. After 2005, the FDA found unsanitary conditions at another one of Stryker’s manufacturing plants. In reaction to this information, Stryker issued an official hip replacement recall in January 2008 of both the Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Trident Hemispherical Cups.

A large number of reported problems with the Stryker hip replacements revealed that the company did not properly test their products. Due to those problems, some patients were required to undergo more costly and painful revision surgeries after the hip recall was announced. The years in question for Stryker hip replacements with possible problems are from 2005 to 2008.

Stryker Hip Failure Symptoms

Stryker hip replacement failure symptoms include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Broken and migrating hip replacement parts
  • Loosening cups
  • Grinding and crunching sensations

How Do I Find Out If I Have A Stryker Hip?

The first patient complaints that led to the Stryker hip recall came to light in 2005. It is not clear exactly when the products affected by the hip replacement recall were manufactured. If you have had hip replacement surgery, but you’re not sure what brand of hip you received, or if you have experienced any infections, pain or other problems with your replacement hip, please speak to your orthopedic surgeon, or the hospital where you had surgery, to find out whether you are affected by this Stryker hip recall.

To protect your privacy, your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital may require that you request this information in person.

If I Have a Stryker Hip, What Do I Do Next?

Wherever you are in the state of Oklahoma, whether it’s Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or any other city, if you have Stryker hip included in this hip implant recall, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced hip implant recall attorney immediately for a free consultation by filling out our contact form, or you may call us toll free at (877) 917-5250.

What if I Have a Stryker Hip But Don’t Live in Oklahoma?

The Stryker hip recall is national. If you live in any of these states, we can help you:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

What If I Don’t Have a Stryker Hip?

If you don’t have a Stryker hip, know that several other hip replacement companies are currently experiencing recalls, or have received reports of hip replacement problems. Please check the other hip replacement information pages on our site to find out whether you are affected by another hip recall:

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