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DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics issued a full United States recall of two of their leading hip replacement product lines: the DePuy ASRTM XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASRTM Hip Resurfacing System. The metal bearings used in these systems are the basis of the problems many people have encountered with defective DePuy hip replacement parts. The metal bearings wear out quickly, creating metal on metal friction that leads to a release of metal fragments in the body. These fragments cause intense pain and damage the surrounding tissue. Failing metal joint components have also lead to an unnatural fusion of the implant with the surrounding tissue. The presence of metal inside a person’s body can also present serious medical risks. Patients experiencing problems with defective DePuy hip replacement parts have experienced intense pain and limited mobility, and generally had to have additional surgery to remove the defective implants from their bodies.Read More »DePuy Hip Replacement Recall