- Symptoms of Hip Problems
- DePuy Replacement Hip Surgery
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
- Fretting and Corrosion
Patients who use a DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or ASR Hip Resurfacing System hip replacement may face an increased risk of fractures or broken bones caused by problems with the device. DePuy recalled both devices in August 2010 after it was revealed that the hip replacements were significantly more likely to fail than other implants.
The recalled DePuy hip replacements are metal-on-metal devices, which may shed metal debris over time as they wear. These metal particles can cause tissue damage near the site of the implant which can lead to unexplained pain in some patients. This can lead to broken bones and fractures, as well as dislocation or other symptoms.
According to a press release announcing the recall on DePuy hip implants, about one in eight patients who received an ASR device required a repeat hip replacement surgery within five years of receiving their hip replacement due to broken bones or other symptoms. On average, only 5% of patients who undergo hip replacement surgery require revision surgery within a five year window.
If you or a loved one have experienced broken bones or other problems with a DePuy hip replacement, you may qualify for a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.