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Is your Stryker knee replacement on the recall list?

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As of October 2015, there is no information concerning a Stryker knee replacement recall. However, as of April 2013, the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides used in total knee replacement surgeries have been recalled by the FDA, according to DrugDangers.

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The recalled guides from 2013 position the knee replacement components and mark the patient’s bone prior to cutting. The guide's software underwent a recall because it has a defect that leads to a wider cutting range, as DrugDangers explains. Knee replacement patients could experience complications such as joint instability, chronic pain, fractures and limitations to mobility.

Stryker acknowledged the guide's defects in manufacturing in November 2012, and it instructed surgeons to discontinue using the guide. Other recalled Stryker products include the Duracon Total Knee, the Unicompartmental Knee System, and the Scorpio PS and CR components, notes DrugDangers.

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