Cobalt-Chromium Toxicity Resource Center

Stryker Accolade

 Stryker Accolade

Call Kershaw, Cook & Talley for a free case consultation if you, or someone you know, was implanted with a Stryker Accolade. 

Hi. This is Stuart Talley. Bill Kershaw and I are the partners responsible for the hip cases our firm handles. I am here to talk about a problem hip we have come across in our investigations: the Stryker Accolade.

We have hundreds of cases where we represent individuals with Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hips. These hips were recently recalled. We’ve come across many individuals with Stryker Accolades who are having problems as well.

Typically, the problems involve metallosis. Metallosis occurs when the hip implant releases metal particles into the surrounding hip joint and bloodstream. The metals released are cobalt and chromium. Many people with Stryker Accolades are having lots of pain in the hip and they go to their doctor. The doctor will usually take an x-ray and tell the patient the pain they’re experiencing must be from their back; they must have pulled a muscle. The x-rays tend to look good and they send the patient home.

Blood tests will reveal exactly how much cobalt and chromium is being released from the hip. This is how they finally figure out what’s going on. A blood test can tell you since the cobalt and chromium particles cause soft tissue damage in the hip. The soft tissue damage does not show up on x-ray. But the amount of cobalt and chromium in someone’s system is known from the blood test.

We’ve come across numerous cases with individuals who have Stryker Accolades. Many have high cobalt and chromium, and need to have their hips revised (replaced with another hip implant). If you have a Stryker Accolade, and have high cobalt and chromium, we are happy to help you. As always, we provide free case consultations. We will focus on your case, so you can focus on yourself. 

What is the Stryker Accolade?

The Stryker Accolade is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system manufactured by Stryker Orthopedics.

What is the problem?

The Stryker Accolade is a metal-on-metal hip implant meaning it is made from a metal femoral stem and a metal acetabular cup. The metal parts rub together releasing metal ions (tiny particles of metal) from the device. This causes damage to bone and soft tissue surrounding the implant and joint. The debris accumulates around the hip joint, causing pain, swelling, inflammation, bone loss, and soft-tissue growths.  This is known as an adverse local tissue reaction or adverse reaction to metal debris.

Adverse reaction to metal debris can cause pain, device failure, and implant loosening which may lead to needing a revision surgery. When metal ions are released into the bloodstream (metallosis) it can precipitate a systemic reaction in different areas of the body. This results in other issues including skin rash, cardiomyopathy (a heart condition), neurological impairment, psychological changes, and thyroid abnormalities. The long term effects of exposure to these metal devices is unknown.

When do I contact a lawyer?

Contact a Kershaw, Cook & Talley lawyer today if you, or someone you know, was implanted with a Stryker Accolade. We help clients nationwide and provide a free case consultation. Feel free to give us a call 24/7 at 916-520-66397 or fill out the contact form on this page. We focus on your case, so you can focus on yourself.


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