Stryker introduced a voluntary recall of the ABG II and Rejuvenate modular-neck hip replacement stems in June 2012. The recall was due to the possibility of fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction, which had the potential of causing injurious tissue reactions and swelling and pain in the hip.
The company suggests that patients who received either of the affected models, regardless of whether the patient experiences pain or swelling, have a surgical exam that includes cross-section imaging and blood work. Patients can also contact the company about the recall, including general information or claims, by calling (888) 317-0200. The company says it plans to reimburse for costs related to testing, surgery and other recall issues.