Patients who received a DePuy ASR hip replacement made by a unit of Johnson and Johnson, face a high risk of hip failure or other complications due to problems with the design of the metal-on-metal hip implant.
DEPUY ASR LAWSUIT UPDATE: A recall for the hip implant was issued in August 2010, nearly a year-and-a-half after the first lawsuit over DePuy ASR hip problems was filed. The DePuy ASR Hip System is a metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Read the company’s information here for patients.
The DePuy ASR hip failure rate at five years is between 12% and 13% (one out of every 8 patients), and may be even higher among women and those who received a device with a smaller head (under 50mm).
DEPUY ASR HIP REPLACEMENT PROBLEMS: According to FDA Adverse Event Reports, more than 400 reports involving DePuy ASR hip problems have been received by the federal regulatory agency since the start of 2008.
The signs of a problem with the DePuy ASR Hip, are loosening of the hip implant, fracture of the bone around the implant, or dislocation of the two parts of the hip implant that move against each other.
Problems with metal-on-metal hip implants like the DePuy ASR have been associated with metal particles that could shed into the body as the hip implants wear down.The metallic debris could damage the tissue and bone surrounding the hip implant, potentially causing a loosening of the hip.
DEPUY ASR RECALL: On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced the recall of DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System implants, after confirming that they have an unreasonably high failure rate.
DePuy Orthopaedics did not acknowledge until March 2010 that there was a higher-than-expected failure rate with DePuy ASR hip implants, and did not recall DePuy ASR hip replacement implants until August 2010.
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