Johnson & Johnson’s artificial joint replacement company DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. has issued a recall of two hip replacement products because of higher failure rates that necessitated second surgeries.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED A DEFECTIVE HIP IMPLANT?
Always consult your doctor or physician regarding health-related issues, but if you or someone you care about received defective joint replacement components and had to have another surgery to correct this condition, we would like to speak with you right away. Call the Houston defective product lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form for an immediate evaluation of your case. As a Board Certified attorney and former judge, Terry Bryant can help navigate your case and get the compensation you need to recover.
WHY WERE THESE DEPUY IMPLANTS USED IN THE FIRST PLACE?
DePuy hip implants are total joint replacement (TJR) systems. TJR is also known as arthroplasty and utilizes modern polymers and metals combined with advanced techniques to create artificial joints capable of mimicking the natural actions of the human body while alleviating the extreme pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions such as hip damage caused by a serious injury or by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE NEED A TJR IMPLANT?
Serious injury and aging are the main reasons someone would undergo a joint replacement procedure. There are more than half a million of these procedures performed every year. Musculoskeletal conditions are the most common worldwide cause of severe, long-term pain and physical disability, accounting for $254 billion in medical expenditures in the United States every year.
WHAT HIP REPLACEMENT SYSTEMS WERE RECALLED?
The hip implant recall covers 93,000 replacement systems and more than 29 different models of hip replacement implants.
DEPUY HAS RECALLED THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System
- ASR XL Acetabular System
According to The Associated Press, the ASR XL has been on the market since 2004 and was sold worldwide. The ASR Hip Resurfacing System has been on the market since 2003 and was exclusively available outside the United States.
WHY WERE THE DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT PARTS RECALLED?
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System after data showed that within five years, one in eight patients needed a “revision surgery,” which is required when an artificial joint doesn’t properly fit or breaks down prematurely.
WHAT ACTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO PREVENT FURTHER INJURIES?
All remaining products on hospital shelves were removed following the recall.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A RECALLED HIP DEVICE?
DePuy suggests contacting your orthopedic surgeon to determine if your hip implant has been recalled. If you don’t know who performed your hip replacement surgery, ask your primary care physician or someone at the hospital where the surgery took place.
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