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DePuy ASR Hip Implants Recalled

DePuy Orthopaedics  has issued a “Hip Implant  Recall”  for two of their devices that include the DePuy ASR Hip Implant System and the ASR XL Acetabular Cup System.  New reports  indicate that  one hundred thousand people may be effected by this product recall and  that as many as one in eight patients will be forced to undergo a second hip surgery (revision surgery)within five years of their first Hip implant surgery.  In general hip replacements last from 12 to 15 years and in some cases thirty years with good quality materials but the  ASR Hip implants are being found to fail early and require replacement.

 DePuy had been  attributing these hip implant failures to surgeons not following the instructions on proper insertion.  Not only has DePuy blamed surgeons for their ASR device failure but have also blamed patients in their care of the Deouy Hip replacement.  DePuy said that patients may have been careless with their new implants contributing to a further increase in failure rates.  Now the  data seemd to show shows it not the Surgeons or the patients but a falty product and now  there are thousands of  DePuy ASR  Hip replacement users that may very well need a another operstion to remove the Hip Implant.. 

Some orthopedic surgeons believe  the cause of the problem is that the    ASR cup has a shallower design than other hip replacement systems.  The failure mechanism  is that the parts  of the Dupuy Hip replacement come loose, fracturing the  implant and causing tumors and  resulting in pain.  You can read more about the Depuy Hip replacement lawsuit on this website.

Depuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

If you have experienced Hip pain, hip inflammation, prosthetic fracture, bone necrosis, or any other hip replacement related illness from your  DePuy ASR  Hip implants, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.  Hip implant  lawsuits are currently being filed across the country.You should seek the advice of a qualified Attorney with expertise concerning the Depuy ASR Hip Implant  lawsuit.

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