Depuy Hip Implant Recall
93,000 DePuy ASR hip replacement systems were recalled due an unreasonably high failure rate
Johnson & Johnson, and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary, announced last week that it is recalling parts used for hip replacements. At issue is the high rate of repeat surgeries needed by people who have received the parts. An estimated 93,000 people will be affected by Johnson & Johnson’s latest product recall.
Affected hip replacement parts involved in the recall include the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Patients who reported problems in the first five years and had revision surgery reported a variety of symptoms, including pain, swelling and problems walking. Other symptoms that may indicate a serious problem with the hip replacement parts include:
• Loosening – when the implant does not stay attached to the bone in the correct position
• Fracture – where the bone around the implant may have broken
• Dislocation – where the two parts of the implant that move against each other are no longer aligned
• Metal debris – where metal particles from the component parts moving together spread around the hip area.
We would like to review any cases for referral to our Mass Torts attorneys which involve individuals who have had a DePuy hip device implanted; and all individuals unsure of the type of hip device implanted if the person has had revision surgery, or the person is experiencing hip pain, hip swelling, or difficulty walking.