DePuy Hip Recall: A Tragic Issue

You might be concerned if you are one of the 93,000 recipients that have been affected by the DePuy Hip Recall – you should be.

DePuy is a well renowned company when it comes to metallic medical devices to replace bones and joints. The ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System are the two types the recall is concerned for. Revision surgery was made amongst the 12% of recipients years after implementation. Voluntary recall was called for because of the frustrating results and with the company’s aim to put the health and safety of patients being a top priority.

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Patients who acquired the ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System are the ones concerned. Availability of the ASR™ XL Acetabular System was worldwide, however, the DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System was only approved for use outside the U.S.If you had your surgery after July 2003 the implant that you received may be subject to recall. To ensure that you know if you received the type that has been affected by the recall, it is best to contact your surgeon or the hospital where the surgery was made. After the surgery, it will only take within the first five years for the signs and symptoms to occur. Continued amount of walking can lead to wearing out of the product a long time causing swelling and pain. Underlying problems would include loosening, fracture or dislocation of the implant.

A series of testing and evaluation should be made with such a high health risk as this to ensure health and safety. To ensure that the hip implant is already working properly, additional monitoring and surgery may be required. For patients who are not experiencing any problem at all, its good news. Not all hip implants will be removed. Further damage caused by the implant shows in the signs and symptoms that you experience. To know what appropriate medical actions to take, coordinate with your surgeon.In the absence of any problems concerning the hip replacement that you had, it is best to continue annual follow ups to ensure that it is still working properly.

To cover reasonable and customary costs is what the company intends to cover for the depuy recall.You can contact an experienced DePuy Hip Recall attorney to better assists you with your legal and health claims.

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