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Potential Lawsuit: Stryker Triathlon Knee Implant Personal Injury And Defective Products Lawsuits

Home Page >> Potential Lawsuit >> Stryker Triathlon Knee Implant Personal Injury Stryker Triathlon Knee Implant Personal Injury and Defective Products Lawsuits Please click here for a free evaluation of your Stryker Triathlon Knee Implant Personal Injury claim New Orleans, LA: Stryker, the manufacturer of the ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, is a facing the first of what could learn more be many defective products lawsuits related to the Stryker Triathlon Knee Implant. The ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics, a Division of Stryker Corporation and Stryker Sales Corporation, are single-use, disposable, cutting guides. They are intended to be used as surgical instrumentation to assist in the positioning of total knee replacement (arthroplasty) components intra-operatively and in guiding the marking of bone before cutting. The defective products lawsuit alleges a Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide was used to position a total knee replacement in Plaintiff?s body and misaligned, causing the knee replacement to be implanted in the wrong position. According to the lawsuit, the parameters of the manufactured cutting guides did not meet the surgeon?s pre-operative planning parameters entered via web application. When the parameters were manually edited to compensate for a defect in the existing software, the edits resulted in cutting guides ranges that are not cleared by the FDA. Additionally, Stryker Orthopaedics determined that another software defect resulted in the displayed parameters (e.g. depth of resection, angle of cut) not matching the cutting guides produced. This may result in serious adverse health consequences including joint instability, fracture, need for revision surgery and chronic pain and limitations of mobility. On April 10, 2013, Stryker issued a Class I Urgent Medical Device Recall. Stryker is recommending patients who had knee replacement surgery in which ShapeMatch Cutting Guides were used and who are experiencing symptoms to contact their surgeon. The plaintiffs? alleged injuries include pain, instability and the probable necessity for a second knee replacement surgery. The past decade has seen an exponential increase in hip and knee replacements and SoCalLawSupport.com with it, Stryker hip and knee replacements. With more and more baby boomers approaching an older age, hip and knee replacement surgery is becoming more common--as are hip and knee replacement complaints, with thousands of patients having filed a hip replacement lawsuit or a knee replacement lawsuit, claiming the medical devices are defective. Legal Help If you or a loved one has suffered similar damages or injuries, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to a lawyer who may evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.
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