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Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide

In November 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics asked surgeons to stop ordering and using the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides during knee replacement surgery.  The product was taken off the market.

Then, in January 2013, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of the product.  This recall did not include the Triathlon standard instrumentation or the Triathlon Knee System.
Stryker found that the product may have not been manufactured properly, leading to problems planning before surgery and after.

The FDA issued a recall in April 2013 for the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide.  This Class I recall is considered the most serious by the FDA.  The use of these products could cause “serious health consequences or even death.”

Other complications could include the following:

  • Mobility Limitations
  • Joint Instability
  • Fracture
  • Corrective surgery
  • Chronic pain

The FDA asks that patients who have undergone knee replacement surgery with Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides and are suffering any adverse effects to immediately see your
surgeon.

What is a Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide?

The FDA approved the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide in May 2011.  This product used 3D imaging obtained from MRI and CT scan data from each individual patient before surgery. It aimed to help surgeons position and size the implant during surgery.

Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide Lawsuit

If the Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide was used during your knee replacement surgery and then you experienced serious complications you may be eligible for a Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide lawsuit.

Some patients have complained that their knee was not aligned properly during surgery resulting in pain or limited mobility.

Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered or are suffering serious consequences after receiving knee replacement surgery with the use of a Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, we can help.  At Chaffin Luhana, our attorneys have the experience and skills to build a solid case for you.  Call today to receive a free and confidential review of your case.  You may be entitled to compensation.

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