On its website, DePuy Orthopaedics advises patients and doctors what to do about the recall of the two ASR systems:
- ASR™ XL Acetabular System
- ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System
The systems first became available in July 2003, so patients and doctors using hip implants before this date need not be concerned. If a patient had hip implant surgery after this date, it is important to determine if the implant was made by DePuy Orthopaedics. Many patients may not be aware of the manufacturer of their implant.
How Do I Know If I Have a DePuy ASR™ Hip Implant?
To find out who made your implant and which model was used, you need to call your doctor’s office or the hospital where you had your implant surgery. Your patient chart should have a record of what implant was used in your surgery.
If you had a DePuy ASR™ implant, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor to evaluate your situation. It's quite possible no treatment is needed. But, you may need further treatment, possibly revision surgery, if you have some of the following symptoms:
- Pain deep in the groin
- Pain upon walking
- Popping sounds while walking
- Difficulty rising to a standing position when seated
- The sensation that your hip is out of joint
You and your doctor will review your situation and decide on the best course of action, if any action is needed.
Johnson & Johnson: DePuy Orthopaedics
DePuy was founded in 1895 as the first commercial orthopedics company in the United States. It is a division of Johnson & Johnson. Its products consist of:
- Orthopedic devices and supplies for the hip, knee and extremities
- Trauma supplies
- Operating room products
Depuy’s products are available in the following areas:
- Spinal care
- Sports medicine
The company headquarters are in Warsaw, Indiana.
Contact a DePuy Orthopaedics Attorney
If you or a loved one has had to have a DePuy hip implant replaced, you understand the pain and suffering involved in this situation. You deserve to be compensated for the suffering and expense you have endured. DePuy hip implant recall attorneys are familiar with the products' failures and are ready to assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation of your case, contact a DePuy Orthopaedics recall attorney today
DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Information
DePuyHipImplantRecall.org intends to provide patients with up-to-date information about the recent DePuy hip implant recalls. For more information, please select from the following:
- DePuy ASR XL System Recall
- Depuy Hip Replacement Failure
- Depuy Hip Replacement Problems
- Hip Revision Surgery