In September of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a recall of its ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Platforms.
The recall was brought about by data that showed a revision surgery rate of about 13 percent for those with the ASR XL system, and of about 12 percent for those with the ASR resurfacing systems.
Reasons for the Hip Replacement Recall
The reason for the recall was the large number of complaints of pain, and other negative symptoms by patients who have either received a total hip replacement or an ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform.
Studies showed that 1 in 8 patients who received the ASR resurfacing device required a second revision surgery, and 1 in 8 of patients who received the total hip replacement surgery required a revision surgery.
Specific Side Effects of the Depuy Hip Devices
“Loose Cup” – The ASR hip replacement cup is shallower than similar hip replacement devices, and it doesn’t always affix to the bone as it should. This often results in a “loose cup” that must be revised or removed, and replaced by a corrective surgery.
“Metal on Metal” The DePuy ASR hip replacement implant is a metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Because of this, they tend to shed metal debris into the body as they rub together and wear. This debris can cause severe inflammatory reactions in some patients, damaging muscles and soft tissue and lead to bone loss. As a result, a second corrective hip replacement surgery is sometimes required to replace the defective hip device soon after implant.
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