If you have an artificial hip joint and are experiencing any of the following issues, it may be time to visit your surgeon for an evaluation.
The DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular System hip implant has been making headlines since its recall in July, but how does this recall compare to ones of the past?
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney, I think it’s important for patients to know all the risks of revision surgery so they can have a greater reward from it.
There are not always physical symptoms of a failed implant, but you should look out for these warning signs and visit your doctor if you suspect something is wrong.
Each year, nearly 1 million artificial knee and hip joint are surgically implanted in patients, yet no patient is protected against a faulty product with a warranty.
Nearly 12,000 people will likely have to undergo hip replacement surgery after being implanted with a faulty DePuy ASR hip device that was recalled earlier this year.
Allegations show that DePuy and a surgeon that helped co-develop the recalled hip implant knew about it’s defects and failure rate 2 years before the recall.
If you’ve received a letter in the mail informing you that you have been the recipient of a recalled hip implant device, there are certain things you should do to protect yourself.
There are a range of complications from revision surgery that patients should know about to ensure their recovery has the best chance.
The DePuy hip implant recall is similar to the Zimmer recall in the problems it is causing patients, but it is on a much larger scale, affecting 93,000 people.
Five common Facts and Questions on hip replacement surgery, including recovery period, implant lifespan, failing implants and surgery details.
Three years after facing federal criminal charges for paying kickbacks to orthopedic surgeons to promote the exclusive use of their hip and knee replacements, DePuy recalled its hip implants.