Extract from Original article here: Her Third Set of Hips after Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System Recall.
A hard life made that much tougher by artificial hip failures and metallosis
That’s what happened to Kim Elizabeth Manning of Oregon. When she discovered that her metal-on-metal artificial hip was causing her cognitive problems due to metallosis, she had the hip removed in 2011 and replaced by the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Hip modular implant system. In fact, she received two.
But even though the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Hip Implants are based primarily on ceramic components, Manning’s cognitive problems reappeared. She was having trouble remembering basic facts and had trouble focusing on her work. According to the Statesman Journal (8/24/14), Manning would commence a task, only to completely forget what she had been doing halfway through the task, and she would have to start over. She began to suffer from severe anxiety.
Then, a year later, she learned about the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System Recall. An X-ray, MRI and series of blood tests at Salem Hospital revealed that Manning was suffering from Stryker Orthopedics metallosis. Chromium and cobalt, allegedly from the neck and stem of her implants, were present in her bloodstream to the extreme – at toxic levels.
As a result, Manning was forced to undergo yet another revision procedure on both hips.
Her revision surgery was completed in December of last year, and this time Manning is doing fine.
And this time she did not receive the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System, but rather components from another manufacturer.