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Hip implant recalled

23 July, 2012  

Hip implant recalled

The ABGII Modular Femoral Stem and Modular Neck system implanted in 258 hip replacement patients in Australia has been recalled by its maker Stryker due to corrosion problems, the TGA hasannounced.

According to the TGA, the recall is occurring worldwide because of the potential for fretting and corrosion at the join between the femoral stem and the neck component of the ABGII Modular System.

Fretting and corrosion can result in metal debris in and around the hip joint. If this occurs, patients may experience inflammation, adverse local tissue reactions, hypersensitivity/allergic reactions and osteolysis. The worldwide rate of complaints received by the manufacturer related to ALTR as well as unexplained pain, in relation to the total…