DePuy Hip Implants at a High Failure Rate

September 28, 2012

Hip replacement issues have been one of the major concerns worldwide, especially following the release of data that complications have caused DePuy hip replacements to fail at a much higher rate than other hip replacement models. Newly-released information presented that about 12 to 13 percent of patients who received one of the recalled hip implants needed a replacement surgery after just five years.


DePuy is a subsidiary company of Johnson & Johnson, which implemented a global recall of their products. According to Dr. Stephen Graves, the director of the National Joint Replacement Registry in Australia, they have been telling Johnson&Johnson to implement the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall since 2007. But it was just realized in August 2010. Moreover, from 2008 until the recall of the products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been receiving several complaints from patients, whom needed to undergo another hip replacement surgery. Several DePuy hip replacement lawsuit have also been filed by the victimized patients. As a matter of fact, the first trial for DePuy ASR hip replacements will be in January 2013.

 

Hip Problems Affect Men

June 15, 2012
The most common hip problems encountered by men are osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic, trochanteric bursitis and osteonecrosis, medical researchers say. They say that about 20-25 percent of hip fractures occur in men. The overall mortality is about 20 percent in the first 12 months after hip fracture and is higher in men than women, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Although the U.S. is now phasing in its own artificial joint registries, it appears that the European ...

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FDA approves Ceramic-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement System

July 13, 2011
Orthopedic surgeons and their patients now have several options to choose from after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved last June the first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system for patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

The Pinnacle CoMplete Acetabular Hip System by the DePuy Orthopaedics is the first to combine a ceramic ball with a metal socket. Previous total hip replacement systems approved for use by the FDA have utilized various combinations of metal, ceramic ...
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Hip Replacement Recipients Worldwide Oblivious To DePuy ASR

June 29, 2011

As of last August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, issued a monumental DePuy hip replacement recall of its metal-on-metal devices. Unfortunately, since DePuy officials had no organized means of tracking hip replacement recipients all over the world, the responsibility of informing these patients was left to the orthopedists and surgeons that performed the procedures. The number of lawsuits is currently only in the hundreds, but slowly gaini...


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Types Of Compensatory Damages DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Recipients Are Entitled To

February 23, 2011

Supposedly, going through a hip replacement procedure would alleviate any hip pain or injuries one might have. However, the recall of DePuy's ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System gives DePuy recipients cause to worry. That's because these hip replacement devices were found to fail within five years of implantation and one out of eight recipients require a hip revision surgery. This information, provided by the National Joint Registry for England and Wales was the ...


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