AAJ Education’s Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Stem Failure Teleseminar: Metallosis with No Metal on Metal Articulation will address the issues surrounding the latest hip replacement systems recall. On July 6, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems in the United States. This follows the May 2012 Canadian instruction for use recall. Released in early 2010, the Stryker Rejuvenate hip system became one of the company's best-selling joint replacement products. Recently post-market surveillance data and over 40 adverse events reported to the FDA demonstrate the risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction and provide evidence of toxic metal debris loosening and entering the bloodstream. Patients with defective systems suffer pain, inflammation, swelling, tissue damage, and even metallosis. The faculty will also explore case evaluation and screening, potential preemption issues, and discuss the best filing venues for Stryker Rejuvenate cases.
Anne Andrews, CA
The Science and Background of Stryker Rejuvenate Stems and Taper Failure: Corrosion and Fretting
C. Calvin Warriner, III, FL
FDA Adverse Reaction Reports
• Canadian Recall for Instructions
• US Recall
Brenda S. Fulmer, FL
• Potential Venues
Ellen Relkin, FL
Question and Answer Session
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