Stryker Tritanium Hip Implants Lawsuit
Reports Of Tritanium Hip Implants Loosening Are Being Investigated
Total hip replacement is a common and successful treatment for degenerative hip disorders, allowing greater range of movement and reduction of pain. The Stryker Tritanium primary cup is a common acetabular hip replacement system that has been on the market since 2008.
What is Tritanium?
Tritanium is a highly porous, 3-dimensional titanium metal interface that serves as a primary acetabular component in total hip replacement surgeries. Due to it’s highly porous surface, the Tritanium components were designed to increase integration with natural bone and thereby increase durability of the hip implant without the use of cement as is used in traditional hip replacement devices.
Unfortunately, early case studies are reporting poor outcomes of the Tritanium devices, including early loosening of the Tritanium cup. This has raised concerns about the initial ingrowth of the implanted devices and their long term durability. In fact, some experts feel that the current growing trend of using ultra-porous materials that are believed to be beneficial in increasing bone integration have not been clinically examined thoroughly.
Tritanium Hip Implant Possible Injuries & Side Effects
Some users of the Tritanium Hip Implant have reported the following side effects, including:
- Hip pain
- Groin pain
- Instability of the hip joint
- Visible loosening of components via radiograph
- Infection of the implantation site
- Revision surgery to replace or repair the implant
Have you had a hip replacement using the Tritanium Hip Implant?
Our attorneys are investigating patient claims related to complications from the Stryker Tritanium Hip Implant. If you or a loved one has been implanted with the Tritanium hip replacement system and have experienced complications or adverse reactions, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.