Depuy Hip Replacement Recall Now In Effect
The subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics, manufactures hip replacement devices that are reported to have a high failure rate requiring a second hip replacement surgery. A number of DePuy Hip Side effects have been reported. These DePuy Hip Side effects include infection at the site of implantation, fracture, cement extrusion and inflammation due to an immune response. These DePuy Hip Side effects can continue for many years and may include abnormal bone growth and bone death (bone necrosis). A second hip replacement surgery increases the probability of further DePuy Hip Side effects.
Due to DePuy Hip Side effects a DePuy Hip Recall has been issued by Depuy for two of their devices. These two recalls include the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular Cup System. This DePuy Hip Recall is necessary due to a high failure rate that is reported to be found in one out of eight patients. These patients are required to undergo a second hip surgery (revision surgery). The DePuy Hip Recall requires that healthcare providers observe their patients closely for any complications. Generally, hip implant devices last between twelve to fifteen years and in some cases have lasted for thirty years with quality materials.
In the past, DePuy has associated hip implant failure with doctors not following proper instructions on implantation. DePuy not only blamed surgeons on their ASR device failure, but on patients as well. DePuy has claimed that patients were careless with their new implant devices contributing to a further increase in failure rates.
To date, there are thousands of DePuy ASR individuals that may require a second surgery due to DePuy Hip Side effects. The initial surgery has enough complications of its own in terms of being very painful, the possibility of infection and physical rehabilitation. A second surgery increases the potential for these side effects particularly where infection is concerned.
High Failure Rate Found in ASR Hip Implants
A number of orthopedic surgeons have reported that the DePuy ASR cup design is the reason for a high failure rate. Orthopedic surgeons have noticed that the ASR cup has a shallower design than other hip replacement systems that may be contributing to a higher failure rate generating DePuy Hip Side effects.
Recent data indicates that the 5 year revision rate for the ASR Hip Resurfacing System runs at 12% and the ASR XL Acetabular System is around 13% due to DePuy Hip Side effects. Other data demonstrates that revision surgery was highest with ASR head sizes below 50mm in diameter and among female patients. The major problem appears to be mechanical loosening of the implant necessitating a DePuy Hip Replacement Recall.
If you have experienced long term pain, hip inflammation and infection, device fracture, bone death, or any other hip replacement related illness with a DePuy ASR System you may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. This DePuy Hip Replacement Recall may qualify you for a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit. DePuy hip replacement lawsuits are currently being filed across the country.
You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a DePuy Hip Replacement, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation. Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.
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