DePuy Orthopedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson
The DePuy ASR Hip System is a metal-on-metal hip replacement device, which has also been used as part of a hip resurfacing system outside of the United States. Data shows that the DePuy ASR hip failure rate at five years is between 12 percent and 13 percent (one out of every 8 patients), which may be even higher among women and those who received a device with a smaller head (under 50mm). With over 90,000 of the DePuy metal hips sold, this means that more than 11,000 people with likely experience problems with the DePuy ASR Hip System, resulting in further corrective surgery and rehabilitation.
On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics announced the recall of DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System implants, after confirming that they have an unreasonably high failure rate.
DePuy ASR Hip System problems:
According to FDA Adverse Event Reports, more than 400 reports involving DePuy ASR hip problems have been received by the federal regulatory agency since the start of 2008. Patients could experience a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Hip Pain
- Swelling of the Hip
- Problems Walking
This could be signs of a problem with the DePuy ASR Hip, such as loosening of the hip implant, fracture of the bone around the implant, or dislocation of the two parts of the hip implant that move against each other.
If you or a loved one has suffered any swelling of the hip, hip pain, or problems walking as a result of the hip replacement procedure, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help