Stryker Orthopaedics Update on U.S. Patient Compensation

By Julie A. Vetalice

Stryker Howmedica Osteonics/Stryker Orthopaedics reached an agreement to compensate additional eligible U.S. patients who underwent surgery to replace a Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem prior to 12/19/16. This follows an initial 2014 Settlement Program that covered revision patients prior to 11/3/14.

In the initial program, >95% of eligible patients enrolled. Under this new agreement, additional patients are now eligible to participate and may apply for compensation.

The Settlement Agreement will help bring to a close significant Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and ABG II Modular-Neck litigation activity in the U.S., which commenced in 2012. Some suits remain.

Further information on the Settlement Agreement is available online.

Sources: Stryker Corporation; ORTHOWORLD Inc.

Product Labels: Hip Replacement