What are the problems with hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement complications include blood clots, change in leg length, dislocation, fractures, infection and loosening of the implant. People who have received metal-on-metal hips may also experience metallosis, a form of metal poisoning that causes tissue damage and other serious conditions.

How long do Stryker hips 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 there any recalls on Stryker?

From 2009 to 2013, the Stryker Corporation issued permanent recalls for two of the company’s hip replacement systems and multiple recalls for one of its hip stems. It recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants in 2012, halting all global sales and production of the components.

Does hip replacement shorten your life?

Summary: Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and sex, according to a new report.

Can you ever cross your legs after hip replacement?

You shouldn’t cross your legs or, if you’ve had a total hip replacement, you should not roll the surgical leg inward or outward. DO NOT pivot on your affected leg. If you need to turn while walking, fully stop and lift your foot to change direction. DO wear supportive shoes with rubber soles.

What is Stryker most known for?

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

What is average age for hip replacement?

The Arthritis Foundation reports that most people who undergo hip replacement surgery are between ages 50 and 80. Even if you aren’t in that age range, a hip replacement can still be a safe and life-changing surgery for people far younger and for people in their 90s.

What is the best age for a hip replacement?

AGE. While most hip replacements are performed in patients between 60 and 80 years of age, older or younger age is not a contraindication to surgery. Hip replacement is occasionally performed in patients in their teens and early twenties.

Why was the Stryker ABG II hip implant recalled?

In July 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled all of its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements from the market because of the potential for fretting and corrosion that could cause pain, swelling and tissue damage. The company advised doctors to examine and perform blood work on patients who received the implants.

What are the problems after hip replacement surgery?

Unequal Leg Length. After hip replacement surgery,some people may find their leg length has changed.

  • Joint Dislocation. Dislocation of a hip replacement occurs when the ball becomes dislodged from the socket.
  • Joint Infections. Infection of a hip replacement is a serious problem.
  • Formation of Blood Clots.
  • Are Stryker’s hip implants about to be recalled?

    Stryker may announce a new hip implant recall concerning select LFit V40 femoral heads in the very near future due to higher than expected complaints of taper lock failures. These soon to be recalled Stryker hip implant femoral heads are known to be utilized on both Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems as well as Meridian and Citation stems.

    Are hip replacements that Squeak a problem?

    Implant Issues: Squeaking is almost always a problem in patients who have an implant with an alternative bearing surface (something other than metal and plastic), and most commonly with ceramic hip replacements. 7  Some specific implants have been more prone to squeaking, and in some cases, it seems to be related to the size of the implant, with smaller implants squeaking more commonly.