On August 29, 2016, Stryker Orthopedics sent an “Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification” letter explaining they had received a higher than expected number of complaints involving the recalled femoral heads and may cause hip replacement failure. Stryker has received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40TM Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011. The letter warned surgeons that the recalled devices may cause loss of mobility, pain requiring revision surgery, adverse local tissue reactions, dislocations, joint instability and other catastrophic complications.
The defective LFIT V40 femoral heads have caused side-effects, including:
- Disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem
- Fracture of the femoral head from the hip stem
- Insufficient Range of Motion
- Loss of implant fixation (i.e., bone fixation strength)
- Excessive wear/metallic debris (metal in the bloodstream )
- Implant constructed with a shorter than specified neck length
- Hip revision surgery
If you or a loved one has been implanted with a Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head call us at 1-866-252-3535 or contact us online.