Stryker Accolade Hip Lawsuits
The Stryker Accolade TMZF Femoral Hip Stem is a hip replacement component made from a single piece of titanium alloy with a tapered wedge. The MITCH TRH femoral head used with the Accolade is made from cobalt and chromium alloy, which makes the Accolade system a metal on metal implant. Manufacturers, Stryker Orthopedics Corp., issued a Class II recall of the TMZF stem component in 2009 and a recall of the head/cup combination in 2012.
Like the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, patients implanted with the Accolade are experiencing negative reactions to the metal debris leaking into their body from the implant. Lawsuits have been filed claiming Stryker failed to warn consumers of the corrosion and release of toxic metals associated with the Accolade implant.
Metallosis is a medical condition involving build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body. Metallosis is believed to occur when metallic components in medical implants, such as joint replacements, rub against one another and thereby release metal ions into the body. If you have been implanted with a Stryker Accolade, your orthopedic surgeon should monitor the cobalt and chromium levels in your blood. Metallosis is extremely dangerous and can cause pseudotumors to form in the tissue surrounding the implant. Your surgeon may advise you to have the Accolade implant revised (taken out) depending on your symptoms and the level of metal ions in your blood.
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