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FDA news from our lawyers: Recall of certain Stryker TMZF HA Hip Stems
Our drug and medical device lawyers are currently investigating cases of individuals who underwent hip replacement surgery with Stryker Hydroxyapatite (HA) hip stems.
In January 2009, a Class II recall of certain lots of the Styker hip stems were recalled because of a manufacturing defect. Those that have had the hip stems implanted may experience pain, squeaking during normal hip movement and diminished range of motion in the affected hip. The recalled devices include the Accolade TMZF, ABG II and Omnifit C-Taper hip stem components.
Below is the FDA Recall. If you have been affected, please complete the form on this page for a free lawsuit review.
Date Recall Initiated:
January 06, 2009
July 22, 2009
Short Citation TMZF HA Hip Stem - Right; Hydroxylapatite Coated, Titanium Plasma Spray; V40 Taper, 132 degree neck angle: Stem Length - 102mm; Head Offset - 52mm, Distal Diameter - 16mm.
Hip stems are single use devices intended for cementless fixation. The products are intended for use in primary reconstruction of the proximal femur or revision of a previous total hip arthroplasty.
6265-5217 CITATION TMZF HA SHORT SIZE#7R 24480401.
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Dr
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
Reason For Recall:
Product deviation : Specific lots of sprayed HA hip stems did not meet Stryker's Internal Material Specification for tensile bond strength and crystallinity.
An "Urgent Product Recall" letter was sent via Federal Express on January 6, 2009 with return receipt to Stryker Branches/Agencies, Hospital Risk Management, Hospital Chief of Orthopaedics and Surgeons. The letter described the affected product, issue, potential hazards and risks.
Stryker Branches and Hospital Risk Management were asked to examine their inventory for affected product. Stryker Representatives were instructed to contact customers to reconcile and return recalled product to Stryker Orthopaedics. All letters include a response form to be completed and returned indicating that they have been informed of the recall and the amount of product on hand, if any. Direct questions about the recall to Stryker Orthopaedics at 1-201-831-5718.
Quantity in Commerce:
1,628 total stems, all varieties
Our Lawyers Can Help Those With Defective Hip Stems
If you or a loved one received a defective Stryker Hip Stem, Weitz & Luxenberg may be able to help you seek compensation for your injury, pain and suffering and to help defray medical bills and other expenses.
Complete the form on this page for a free review of your possible case. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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