93,000 DePuy ASP hip replacement systems were recalled due to an unreasonably high failure rate.

Johnson & Johnson through its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary, announced that it is recalling parts used for hip replacements.  An estimated 93,000 people will be affected by Johnson & Johnson’s latest product recall.  The recall results from the high incidence of repeat surgeries.

The affected hip replacement parts include the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.  A patient who is experiencing the following after a hip replacement should be alerted to the possibility of hip replacement complications.

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Problems Walking
  • Loosening-Implant does not stay attached to the bone in the correct position
  • Fracture-Bone around the implant may have broken
  • Dislocation-Two parts of the implant that move against each other are no longer properly aligned.
  • Metal Debris-Metal particles from the component parts moving together have spread around the hip area

If  you have questions about your hip replacement because ou believe that these systems were part of your surgery, then contact us today.