- DePuy Hip Replacement Problems
- Symptoms of Hip Problems
- DePuy Replacement Hip Surgery
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
- Fretting and Corrosion
DePuy Replacement Hip Surgery
Patients who experience problems with their DePuy hip implants may be forced to undergo repair surgery in order to replace or correct problems with the device. DePuy recalled two of its hip replacement devices in August 2010 after it was revealed that they failed at more than twice the expected rate for hip replacements.
Signs of a problem with DePuy hip replacements may include pain or swelling around the area of the device or problems walking. In some cases, these symptoms may lead to a loosening of the hip replacement from the bone to which it was attached, fractures in the bone, dislocation of the ball and socket components of the implant or metal debris in the hip area.
DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System failed within five years for 12-13% of patients who received these products, requiring them to undergo revision surgery to repair the problems with their hip replacements. According to DePuy, this was more than twice the expected 5% failure rate for hip implants.
Patients who have experienced pain, discomfort or other signs of problems with a DePuy implant may wish to speak with their doctor to find out if they may need to undergo replacement hip surgery. Individuals who received one of the recalled DePuy hip replacements have been advised to visit with their doctor periodically in order to monitor for problems that could signal a need for revision surgery.
If you or a loved one underwent surgery to repair a DePuy hip replacement, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP to find out more information about your rights. You can reach us by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.