The Food and Drug Administration approved Menaflex under the 510(k) approval process, but some FDA scientists still disapproved of the device’s safety.
Hip revision surgery can be complicated and yield fewer results, which is why is it so frustrating to hear the DePuy ASR hip implants had such a high failure rate. Do you know the steps of hip revision surgery?
Young patients who received a DePuy hip implant will face more challenges in their lifetime with more difficult revision surgeries that may not last as long.
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.
While some patients may not know if they have a defective hip replacement until their hip is recalled or their doctor tells them, there are some tell-tale signs to a faulty hip.
Devices that are ruled similar to already approved devices may receive fast-track approval with the FDA’s 510(k) approval.
While doctors should provide sufficient information, you can’t always rely on them to answer all your questions if you don’t ask. Here are some questions to ask.
DePuy and its subsidiary Johnson & Johnson Company are continuing to deny blame in court that their hip replacement caused pain and suffering in patients.