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Stryker STAR Ankle Lawsuits

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication concerning Stryker STAR Ankle implants due to the risk of its plastic components fracturing or degrading. The defect may cause pain and require surgery to replace the device. All STAR ankle devices, regardless of manufacture date, are at risk of fracture. The FDA has warned patients considering a STAR implant to weigh its benefits and risks, and recommended that patients who currently have a STAR implant seek medical care for any pain associated with the device.

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Contact our Stryker STAR Ankle Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Stryker STAR Ankle cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Stryker STAR Ankle Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is a Stryker STAR Ankle Implant?

The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR Ankle) implant is used to replace ankle joints that have been damaged or degraded due to osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. The device differs from other similar implants because the component that allows for movement in the joint is not fixed in place and bone cement is not necessary to secure the device.

What is Happening with Stryker STAR Ankle Implants?

In March 2021, the FDA warned patients that problems resulting from a polyethylene (plastic) component of the Stryker STAR implant could lead to pain, discomfort, and revision surgery. Patients with active lifestyles, osteoarthritis or patients under 55 years old have an elevated risk of fracture of the STAR Ankle implant.

The federal warning followed a review of data from a post-approval study. It uncovered more than 300 incident reports indicating that the plastic component in the implant broke or deteriorated as early as three to four years after implantation. The long-term post approval study indicated that the component fractured at a rate of 13.8% in the eighth year after implantation. All the participants who had faulty devices required surgical intervention. The high fracture rate so soon after implantation presents concerning risks particularly when compared with other ankle replacement devices.

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/risk-device-component-breaking-patients-strykers-star-ankle-fda-safety-communication

Stryker STAR Ankle Side Effects and Complications

Complications of Stryker STAR implant fracture include :

  • Pain;
  • Inflammation;
  • Loss of mobility; and
  • Revision surgery.

Stryker STAR Ankle Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Stryker STAR Ankle Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Stryker STAR Ankle cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Stryker STAR Ankle Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806or submit an email inquiry.

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