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What Is The DePuy Hip Replacement Implant ?
The DePuy ASR (Articular Surface Replacement ) hip system is a metal on metal hip replacement. In a hip replacement surgeons replace or resurface the cup, known as the acetabulum. At the same time, they replace the femoral head or the ball of the femur in the hip with the femoral ball, almost always connected to a stem that fits down in the femur. It’s a bit of a euphemism because you’re not replacing everything in the hip. It is called a total hip arthroplasty.
DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the members addressed the importance of holding meetings to discuss the “medical devices that have developed serious defects after being implanted in patients.” The members are specifically referring to metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, like the recently recalled DePuy ASR.
In March 2010, DePuy first notified doctors in the United States of the high failure rate of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant system based upon the Australian Joint Replacement Registry data. However, DePuy did not issue a recall of the Depuy ASR Hip Implant device. Interestingly, months earlier, in late 2009, DePuy informed doctors that the company was discontinuing the sale of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant devices due to a decline in sales.
The United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issue medical device alerts on April 22, 2010 and May 25, 2010, warning of the dangers and health complications for patients with the DePuy ASR Hip Implant systems.
On August 26, 2010, DePuy announced the voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant systems.
FDA and Metal-on-Metal Devices
In February 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health communication about hip replacement components that have both a metal ball and a metal socket (metal-on-metal hip devices). To read their notification: Federal Drug Administration Communication
On May 6, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a postmarket surveillance study of total metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip devices consist of a ball, stem, and shell, all made of metal parts. A postmarket surveillance study monitors adverse events after a device has been approved or cleared by the FDA. Manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants have orders from the FDA to further study the safety of metal-on-metal devices.
If after a Hip replacement surgery you experience pain or have other complications like the ones listed, talk to your doctor or orthopedic surgeon immediately.
On the Depuy Hip Replacement Site The Manufacturers say:
“At DePuy, our mission for more than a century has been developing products and technologies that help patients who have been impacted by pain, disability and a loss of mobility return to a more active lifestyle. If DePuy finds that one of its products is not meeting the high standards of our company, our patients, or our surgeons’, we take appropriate action. In August 2010, DePuy issued a voluntary recall of our ASR™ Hip System after receiving new, then-unpublished data from a joint replacement registry in the UK. This data indicated that while the vast majority of patients with the ASR Hip System were not experiencing any problems, a higher number of ASR patients than previously reported to DePuy needed a second surgery, called a revision surgery, earlier than expected.”
DePuy Hip Replacement Failure Complications and Symptoms
- Thigh pain
- Toxicity from the metal components
- Pain upon walking
- Pain when standing from a seated position
- grinding or popping noises
- Unexplained hip pain
- Groin pain
- Pain with weight bearing
Cobalt Toxicity DePuy Hip Implant Alert
If you have a DePuy Hip replacement you must check your blood levels for high levels of Chromium and Cobalt. A high level of toxicity is characterized by symptoms of vision impairment, hearing loss, pain, swelling, and “brain fog.” This toxicity can cause allergic reactions and even death.
DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers
Are filing lawsuits on Behalf of Victims with the failed Depuy Hip Replacement devices. If you or a loved one is suffering do to a failed DePuy and needs additional revision surgeries contact the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers for a case review for:
- Compensatory damages
- Medical Bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Punitive damages
Congress Has finally Gotten Involved
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the US Senate that would force medical device manufacturers to track the performance of implants after they were approved for sale.
The bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to compel companies to track implants, such as replacement hips, that belong to a category of products that do not require human testing for approval. The dePuy Hip replacement helpline is waiting and hoping for justice.
If you have been injured by a recalled hip Implant call the DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline and speak to a hip recall lawyer.