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Hip Replacement Recall

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 15, 2012 in Defective Products & Medications

RECALL #1
Manufacturer:
DePuy Orthopaedics

Products:
ASR XL Acetabular Hip System
ASR Hip Resurfacing System Data shows that more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery. In fact, five years after implantation, approximately 12% of patients – 1 in 8 – who had received the ASR resurfacing device and 13% of patients – 1 in 8 – who had received the ASR total hip replacement needed to have a revision surgery. Additional testing and monitoring may be necessary to ensure your hip implant is functioning well. In some cases, patients may need additional surgery. The typical symptoms for those having hip replacement problems are:

  • pain
  • swelling
  • problems walking

While these symptoms may be normal if you just had hip replacement surgery, the symptoms may persist or come back. This is a sign that there may be a problem.

 

RECALL #2
Manufacturer:
Zimmer, Inc.

Products:
Durom Hip Cup The FDA has received hundreds of complaints from patients with the implants, including reports of device failure and serious symptoms leading to additional surgeries. Zimmer recalled the medical device and has instructed surgeons to stop using it.

REASON FOR RECALL: Instructions for use/surgical technique instructions are inadequate.
If you or someone you know has a recalled hip device, contact the hip recall lawyers at Schmidt Kramer today.