Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head
The Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Litigation Group educates and assists AAJ members litigating cases against Stryker Orthopedics resulting from its defective LFIT V40 CoCr Femoral Head. The LFIT V40 Head is a widely-used, metal component that can be used interchangeably with Stryker's entire product line in total hip arthroplasties.
The LFIT V40 Head has been the subject of past and current action by the FDA and other countries' regulatory agencies. As early as 2007, the FDA recalled certain combinations of LFIT V40 heads and femoral stems due to concerns over stem fractures. The LFIT V40 head fails in numerous ways, all of which are capable of causing severe injuries. The failure include, but are not limited to disassociation of the femoral head from the hip stem, fractured hip stem trumnion, increased metallic debris, insufficient range of movement and soft tissue tension, noise, loss of implant, bone fixation strength, increased wear debris, and implant construct with a shortened neck length. These failures cause severe injuries which require complex revision surgeries, in addition to any other injuries which may be suffered, e.g., falling, bone fractures, trauma, when the implant catastrophically fails.
The Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Litigation Group assists AAJ members investigating and litigation claims against Stryker Orthopedics.
This Litigation Group was formed in November 2016.
The Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Litigation Group has a secure, members-only list server and document library where members can share pertinent information and documents regarding the litigation. This Litigation Group holds regular meetings that are closed to members only for the purpose of discussing current cases and important updates.
AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions, or as need by group members.