DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., announced a recall of their ASR™ XL Acetabular System and their DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System hip replacement implants.
Johnson & Johnson remains under strict supervision by FDA officials, Congress and federal prosecutors over its previous 8 recalls since last September.
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231,000 Total Hip Replacements Performed Each Year
The ASR device is part of a class of large diameter, monoblock hip resurfacing and replacement devices often selected by surgeons for younger patients who may benefit from a more stable device that can reduce the chances of dislocation after surgery.
New technologies and advances in surgical techniques have greatly reduced the risks involved with hip replacements barring complications from defective medical devices.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, more than 231,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States and more than 90 percent of these do not require revision surgery.
Of course that leaves over 23,000 hip replacement surgeries that require revision surgery each year. More patients are undergoing hip replacement surgery at a younger age, so the erosion of the joint surface becomes a problem after 15 to 20 years, necessitating the replacement of the artificial joint.
93,000 Recalled Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Implants
This is why Johnson & Johnson announced the recall of the DePuy ASR Hip Implant system. Data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales showed that 1 out of every 8 patients who had received the recalled devices had to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving it.
At least 93,000 people around the world have received one of the recalled Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR hip implants. If you have an ASR Hip Implant, contact an experienced hip replacement lawyer at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1.800.718.4658 for a free consultation.
Symptoms that an ASR hip implant has failed, if present, may include an increase in pain or difficulty walking.
Doctors consider revision surgery on two separate occasions: When medication and lifestyle changes do not relieve the pain and ease the disability, or when x rays of the hip show damage to the bone around the artificial hip that must be corrected before it is too late for a successful revision.
This surgery is usually considered only when bone loss, wearing of the joint surfaces, or joint loosening shows up on x ray. Other reasons for revision surgery can include fracture, dislocation of the artificial parts, and infection.
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