New Issues With Stryker Accolade V40 Hip Implants

New problems associated with the Stryker Accolade Hip Implants are surfacing after medical literature reports patients experiencing metal-related poisoning, damage to the bone and tissue, and unnecessary revision surgeries after receiving the hip replacement. Two different types of injuries have been reported with the Stryker Accolade V40 implants:

  • Metallosis – Like some patients have experienced with other metal-on-metal hip implants, these implants have now been linked to increased levels of cobalt, chromium, pseudotumors, tissue and bone damage, and extreme pain development after the surgery. Additionally, reports of inflammatory fluid buildup and the need for a revision surgery due to premature device failure have been reported.
  • Dissociation – While uncommon, dissociation cases have been reported with the V40 taper is broken down by the metal head, resulting in corrosion. This corrosion may result in the separation of the implant’s head and neck, causing severe injuries.

These injuries may occur without warning, and the results could be catastrophic. While a formal recall has not yet been announced, published reports outline extremely severe injuries to the body due to the corrosion of the Stryker Accolade V40 Hip Implant.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hip Replacement

What products have issues?

Additionally, taper lock failures have been reported with LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 Femoral heads. The following implants manufactured before 2011 are included: Item NumberHead DiameterOffset6260-9-23636 mm+56360-9-24040 mm+46360-9-24444 mm+46360-9-34040 mm+86360-9-34444 mm+86360-9-44040 mm+126360-9-44444 mm+12 ... read more?

What are the side effects of taper lock failures?

Side effects of the taper lock failures may include: Severe painDamaged tissuesurrounding the hipDislocationInflammationMobility lossRevision surgery to replace the faulty implant Similar injuries including metallosis and dissociation have been reported with the Stryker LFIT V40 hip replacement device. An MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation, consolidates similar cases throughout the... read more?

What are the common hip replacement problems and complications?

Hip replacements are one of the most common implant procedures performed in the United States and an estimated 250,000 replacements are performed each year. A hip joint is a type of “ball and socket” joint and a total hip replacement involves replacing both these parts at the same time. The materials used in an artificial hip generally consist of either metal, plastic, or ceramic. Several... read more?

Our Hip Replacement Implant Case Results

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Hospital Patient Suffers Infection After Hip Replacement

Settlement obtained for victim admitted to the hospital following infection in recently replaced hip. While in the hospital he was not appropriately turned and re-positioned and he developed a large… read more?
$1,000,000+

Defective Hip Implant Settlements

$1,000,000+ in recoveries for defective hip implants. The cumulative recovery exceeds 1 million.
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Victim Suffers Infection After Hip Replacement

Settlement obtained for victim admitted to the hospital following infection in recently replaced hip. While in the hospital he was not appropriately turned and re-positioned and he developed a large bedsore on his back which… read more?
$1,000,000

Child Suffers Brain Damage

Settlement for a child who suffered severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage when the nurses failed to monitor her tube feeding, leading to the child aspirating her feeding. A nurse also had removed the oxygen monitor so it did not sound an alarm.
$375,000

Victim Suffers Fractured Hip

Settlement recovery for victim that suffered multiple falls and a fractured hip while at an assisted living facility.
$1,200,000

Nursing Home Resident Attacked by Ants

Verdict for a nursing home resident attacked by fire ants in bed. Our client was covered in blisters on arm, neck, back & upper torso and was unable to get out of bed. No one… read more?

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