Stryker has expanded its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head recall to include eight more catalog numbers of the product used in hip replacement surgery due to problems associated with separation from the hip stem. The recall expansion means patients experiencing problems with their LFIT V40 may be able to file a lawsuit.

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Symptoms of Femoral Head/Hip Stem Dissociation

The LFIT V40 femoral head is a replacement for the “ball” portion of the “ball and socket joint.” During hip replacement surgery, it is attached to the hip stem and thighbone. If dissociation, or separation, from the hip stem occurs, patients may experience painful symptoms including swelling, inflammation, bone and tissue damage, loss of mobility and leg-length discrepancies. For some patients, the pain may be so intense that revision surgery is necessary.

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Stryker LFIT Femoral Head Recall Information

In August 2016, Stryker issued a recall for some sizes and lot numbers of the LFIT V40 femoral head due to a higher-than-expected number of complaints associated with “taper lock failure.” About 42,000 products from seven catalog numbers were included in the recall. That recall has been expanded to include eight more catalog numbers of the LFIT V40 heads manufactured before March 4, 2011.

The seven products included in the initial LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral head recall were: (Item number, head diameter, offset, lots)

    • 6260-9-236, 36mm, +5,  all lots manufactured from 1/102 – 7/1/10
    • 6260-9-240, 40mm, +4, all lots manufactured from 1/1/06 – 3/4/11
    • 6260-9-244, 44mm, +4, all lots manufactured from 1/1/06 – 3/4/11
    • 6260-9-340, 40mm, +8, all lots manufactured from 1/1/06 – 3/4/11
    • 6260-9-344, 44mm, +8, all lots manufactured from 1/1/07 – 3/4/11
    • 6260-9-440, 40mm, +12, all lots manufactured from 1/1/06 – 3/4/11
    • 6260-9-444, 44mm, +12, all lots manufactured from 1/1/06 – 3/4/11

The eight products included in the expanded recall are: (Item number, head diameter, offset, lots)

        • 6260-9-036, 36mm, -5, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
        • 6260-9-136, 36mm, +0, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
        • 6260-9-236, 36mm,+5, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
        • 6260-9-336, 36mm, +10, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
        • 6260-9-640, 40mm, -4, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
        • 6260-9-140, 40mm, +0, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
        • 6260-9-044, 44mm, -4, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11
      • 6260-9-144, 44m, +0, all lots manufactured before 3/4/11

       

Attorney Brendan Flaherty Minnesota Lawyer
Attorney Brendan Flaherty

Experienced Representation

Attorney Brendan Flaherty is one of the lead attorneys on Pritzker Hageman’s hip replacement team which has successfully represented clients from all over the country, including some who were part of previous Stryker recalls.

Contact Brendan online for a free consultation about a Stryker LFIT V40 lawsuit. Or, call toll-free 1(888) 377-8900. The call is free and there is no obligation.