1 out of 8 individuals who have received a hip replacement with the SR XL Acetabular System or the ASR Hip Resurfacing System supplied by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. may suffer hip implant complications and require a second surgery.
DePuy Hip Update 1/23/13: Newly disclosed court documents have revealed that a 2011 internal investigation conducted by Johnson & Johnson on its much-troubled DePuy ASR hip implant estimated that the device would fail within five years in nearly 40% of recipients. For reasons still unclear, the company failed to make this information public while simultaneously downplaying the potential health complications associated with its metal-on-metal hip. Click here to learn more.
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Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Replacement
The DePuy ASR hip recall of the Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR hip replacements finally occurred long after reports made it known that the hip implant fails at a very high rate. The Depuy ASR hip replacement causes high levels of metal ion to be released into patients implanted with the device. This results in patients needing a revision surgery. The DePuy ASR revision surgery is complicated due to the adverse effects of the metal ions in the tissue.
DePuy ASR Hip Implant Complications
Complications from DePuy ASR hip implants could include (but are not limited to):
- Unexplained Hip Pain
- Loosening of the DePuy ASR Hip
- Hip Failure
- Additional Hip Replacement or Revision Surgery
It is widely believed that adequate testing of the DePuy ASR hip by Johnson & Johnson would have revealed the defects with the device and saved many of these patients from hip revision surgeries, hip complications, and pain. Patients around the country have suffered complications after being implanted with this defective device. Affected individuals should seek every measure of damages allowed by law in these cases to hold the manufacturer accountable.
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