Recent studies have brought scrutiny to the risk of Stryker Tritanium Hip devices. Many patients implanted with the device have undergone revision surgery due to the Tritanium hip device’s Acetabular Shell loosening. One study identified five patients who had revision surgeries due to failure to the Tritanium cups.
It is important to closely keep an eye on patients who have been implanted with the Tritanium hip to monitor them for cup loosening, which can be initially recognized through imaging.
One of the theories for the increased risk of loosening is that the coating of the Tritanium shell components may be at fault for failing to adhere to the acetabular bone. The absence of bony in-growth or gross looseness was noted in all of the patients who required revisions. Additionally, numerous adverse event reports have reported loosening in these cups. And in one study, more than 1/3 of patients with this hip device showed signs of loosening after only one year of implant. Still, no recall has been issued.
Certainly, if you or a family member had a Stryker Tritanium Acetabular Shell loosen at any point after hip implant surgery, it very well may have been due to a defect in the device.
Contact Derek for an evaluation of your potential case.