Stryker Hip Implants

After going through a hip replacement, you expect to be able to use your implant for years to come without pain or defects. But there are allegations that claim this is not the case with Stryker’s Accolade V40, which fails prematurely.

Those with metal-on-metal implants manufactured by Stryker should be on the lookout for any signs of a defective hip implant. According to the FDA, the following symptoms, if experienced three or more months after surgery, may indicate that a hip implant is not functioning properly:

  • Hip, leg or groin pain
  • Swelling at or near the hip joint
  • Popping, grinding, clicking or squeaking sounds from the hip joint
  • A limp or change in mobility


In addition, patients should monitor for symptoms of metal poisoning. According to the FDA, the signs of metal toxicity include:

  • Impaired kidney function
  • Thyroid problems, including weight gain, neck discomfort, fatigue and feeling cold
  • Depression, cognitive impairment or other psychological issues
  • Skin rashes
  • Hearing or vision impairments
  • Cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle