DePuy ASR Hip Replacement

If you received a DePuy hip replacement between 2003 and 2010, you may have received a defective hip replacement device.

Following many complaints from consumers and numerous research studies, DePuy Orthopaedics (which is a part of Johnson & Johnson) announced that it is voluntarily recalling two models of its hip replacement devices:

1) DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System

The first type of DePuy hip replacement system that has been recalled is called the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System.  This system replaces the acetabulum, which is the socket on the upper portion of the hip, which is connected to the pelvis.  A DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System replaces the acetabulum socket with a metal lined one-piece acetabular cup, which is then aligned with other components of the DePuy hip implant.  If the acetabular becomes loose, a dislocation or fracture might occur and require revision surgery.

2) DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System

The DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System is the second type of DePuy hip replacement that has been recently recalled.  The DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System is a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur.

By some estimates, over 90,000 patients worldwide have been implanted with a DePuy hip replacement.  Approximately 12% to 13% of these hip replacements have failed, leaving more than 10,000 hip replacement recipients requiring additional surgery.

If you have received a defective DePuy hip implant, contact us immediately to discuss your unique situation with one of our DePuy hip lawyers800-876-2303.