DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System

The DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System is a hip implant that has recently been recalled due to a failure that was discovered several years back. DePuy Orthopaedics first issued the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System back in July, 2003, but has recalled the hip implant devices after a high failure rate became evident.

DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System Recall

DePuy Orthopaedics has voluntarily issued the recall of the ASR™ XL Acetabular System. According to the company, the recall means additional testing and monitoring of patients.

A study conducted on the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System shows that one in eight patients who underwent DePuy hip replacement surgery experienced system failure within five years, requiring revision surgery to fix the new problems. This falls far below industry standards. The majority of artificial hip systems last 15 years.

DePuy Hip Implant Problems

Some patients who had a DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System surgically implanted in their bodies repeatedly reported the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Trouble walking

When these symptoms occur, it may mean that the hip implantation system has become loose, not staying attached in the intended area. It might also mean that there is a fracture between the bone and the implant or a dislocation, when two connecting parts of the system are no longer bonded together properly.

Loose Acetabular Cup

The acetabulum is the socket on the upper portion of the hip, connected to the pelvis. A DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System replaces this socket with a metal lined one-piece acetabular cup. The acetabular cup must be aligned with other components in the hip implant device. If it becomes loose, a fracture or dislocation might occur and require revision surgery to correct.

Contact a DePuy Hip Implant Recall Lawyer

Product recalls of medical devices like the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System are very serious. You may require legal assistance if you have been hurt or injured due to a dangerous product. Medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to provide safe products for consumers. If something goes wrong with a product, such as the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System, the company should be held responsible with a hip implant recall lawsuit.

Thousands of people have been surgically implanted with these faulty hips. For more information or to speak with an experienced hip implant attorney, about a problem you’ve experienced with your artificial hip implant, contact us today.

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