Advancements in the field of medical technology and pharmaceuticals have allowed doctors to provide patients with treatment solutions that would not have been possible just a few decades back. One of the greatest contributions of the aforementioned industry is the use of implants. These synthetic devices are used by doctors to replace or support certain biological structures without which could cause serious medical conditions for patients. An example of these is hip implants, which are used to replace damaged hip joints caused by fractures, arthritis, and other issues affecting its mobility. These implants are manufactured by a number of pharmaceutical companies—among them the company responsible for creating the Rejuvenate and ABG II implants, Stryker.

The Rejuvenate and ABG II Stryker implants received approval from the Food and Drug Administration first on 2008 and then on 2009. The two brands proved to be a helpful development in treating issues with hip pain and damage. However, developments in the subsequent years showed that Stryker hip implants posed a significant risk factor that could cause severe symptoms. Because of the use of metal-on-metal components, the two brands could cause metallosis and lead to nerve and tissue damage in the area surrounding the implant, intense pain and limited mobility, as well tissue necrosis in the implant area. In some cases, these metal-on-metal implants can also cause a patient to develop high levels of toxic metal inside their systems. Many people have filed a personal injury lawsuit in hopes of recuperating the costs of additional surgeries.

To correct the harmful effects caused by metal-on-metal hip implants by Stryker and other manufacturers, patients will have to undergo another replacement surgery and suffer through all the associated post-op conditions and recovery time. On top of that, patients will also have to deal with additional medical costs and expenses. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, individuals that have been affected by dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals such as metal-on-metal hip implants may be able to do something about it.

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