What hip implants have been recalled?

What hip implants have been recalled?

Major Hip Replacement Recalls Occurred for These Popular Implant Products:

  • DePuy ASR Acetabular & Resurfacing System.
  • Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Recall.
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular, Modular SMF, Modular Redapt Femoral Hip Systems.
  • Wright Conserve Plus and Profemur Z Hip Stem.
  • Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component.

How long do Stryker hip replacements last?

According to the website Very Well Health, it is to be expected that an artificial joint would not last forever. For the most part, the average life of a hip prosthetic is 15 to 20 years. There is a relationship between the age the patient has the surgery and how long the prosthetic can be expected to function well.

Are hip replacements still made of cobalt?

In the modern era of hip replacements, cemented stems (inserted with a surgical bone cement) are composed of cobalt-chromium metals. Cementless stems (implants in which your bone grows into the metal) are routinely made of titanium.

What are Stryker implants made of?

It’s made from polyethylene, a type of plastic designed to increase range of motion, improve joint stability and reduce the risk of wear. Stryker also sells numerous femoral components, including press-fit stems, cemented stems and revision components.

Do hip implants rust?

The alloys used in the hip implants are considered biocompatible and show negligible corrosion in the body environment under static conditions. However, modularity and its associated mechanically assisted corrosion have been shown to release metal species into the body fluids.

Are cobalt hips safe?

Ingesting or inhaling too much cobalt may lead to deafness, thyroid problems, nerve problems and heart problems. The same problems can occur in hip implant patients if the amount of metal ions in the blood is excessive. When excessive cobalt is released, the body may excrete some of it quickly.