Stryker Corporation has issued a temporary recall of its Trident PSL and Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Cups used in hip replacement surgery. The recall was issued one week after the US FDA issued a warning letter about defects in the manufacturing processes at its Mahwah, New Jersey plant. The letter noted that the medical device company had received complaints from patients since 2005 concerning poor fitting hip replacements causing pain, discomfort and eventual revision surgery. In the letter, the FDA cited bacterial contamination issues as well. The contamination included “clusters” of Staphylococcus bacteria, the pathogen that causes staph infections.
Stryker Hip Brands Included in Lawsuits
The following Stryker hip brands have been included in recent lawsuits: