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March 2013 Newsletter

In recent years there have been several high level hip replacement recalls, some of these products have required additional surgeries or resulted in increased pain to the people affected. With major companies like Stryker and DePuy issuing recalls on some of their most popular hip replacements it’s very important to stay up to date and informed about the most recent recall news.

Hip Replacement Recalls by Stryker and DePuy

Two of the most severe recalls in recent memory have been the hip replacement recalls by both Stryker and DePuy Orthopaedics. If you or a loved one have been subject to a hip replacement in the last three years be sure to continue reading.
Recall on DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Platforms
DePuy’s recall was issued in September of 2010 but has been reviewed as recently as 2012. The earliest recall of the ASR hip implant found a 17% failure rate after 5 years, the newest report has discovered that it is worse than initially believed, with a five year failure rate of 22%. The recall was issued because of increased pain in the patients fitted with the unit.
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Recall on Stryker ABG II and Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems

Unlike the DePuy recall, the Stryker recall was not due to pain but to issues arising from potential corrosion, fretting and wear. Fretting, when the metal pieces rub against one another, can cause chromium, titanium and cobalt to enter and poison the bloodstream. This recall was only issued in July of 2012 and is recent enough to still apply to anybody who has received a hip replacement in the last year.
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The Danger of These Devices

Complicated surgeries aren’t the only risk of having one of these Stryker or DePuy hip replacements implanted in you. Some of the other side effects include:

  • Blood Poisoning
  • Necrosis in the Bone
  • Increased Pain

Thousands of Americans are forced to file lawsuits against the manufacturers of these and other hip replacements because of the, often irreversible, damage they have done.

Use Only the Best Hip Replacement Attorney

With the danger that these hip replacements pose to your health and the need for additional surgeries, it has never been more important to have an expert personal injury lawyer fighting on your side. Bruce A. Hagen has experience with hip replacement cases and does not rest until you receive the compensation you deserve. If you are seeking a personal injury lawyer or have further questions about your hip replacement then don’t hesitate to contact Bruce today for a free consultation.

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