Getting a hip replacement once is bad enough, but for many people who’d received implants from Johnson and Johnson once was not enough. The need for replacement of the replacements prompted Johnson & Johnson to recall two types of implant devices: ASR XL acetabular system, a hip socket used in a traditional hip replacement; and DePuy ASR hip resurfacing platform, an implant that is intended to preserve more of the patient’s bone.
All the components of the implants have been recalled. Studies show that 13% of patients who received the acetabular product needed a replacement within 5 years. The resurfacing product hasn’t been approved for use in the US.
Joint replacement surgery is a painful process with a lengthy recovery. Lives are disrupted and loved ones are concerned for the wellbeing of the patient. If you or someone you know has one of these devices or any medical device that is not functioning properly don’t hesitate to contact us to learn what options you may have. We’re on your side. Call us at 800-705-2121 and let us get you the help you need.