Potential Recall of Stryker’s LFIT V40 Femoral Head

Stryker’s LFIT V40 femoral head may be the next hip implant component to be recalled. The Stryker LFIT V40 femoral head, which has been used in conjunction with Stryker’s Accolade TMZF and Accolade 2 stems as well as Meridian and Citation stems, is prone to taper lock failures. The taper lock is the part of the implant connecting the femoral head to the femoral neck, and can lead to significant harm if the mechanism fails, such as extreme pain, problems walking, and revision surgery. Stryker received higher than anticipated complaints of taper lock failures for specific lots of certain sizes of LIFT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011, prompting the manufacturer to issue an “Urgent Medical Device Product Field Action Notification” to health care professionals worldwide on August 29, 2016.

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