Hip & Knee Replacements
The following statement was released by Depuy to the public:
"Data recently received by the company shows that more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery, called a revision surgery. For this reason, DePuy Orthopaedics is voluntarily recalling its ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System. This recall means additional testing and treatment may be necessary to ensure the hip is functioning well. In some cases, patients may need additional surgery."
Stryker Hip – The Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant System was released in 2010 and is a modular hip system of femoral bodies and necks. Stryker claims this product "is designed with the potential to provide: (1) Enhanced Stability; (2) Proven Modularity and (3) Intraoperative Flexibility." While the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System is not a metal-on-metal hip system there have been increasing reports of metal injuries at the location where the metal modular stem meets the metal neck of the device.
Wright PROFEMUR® Total Hip System – This hip implant is very similar to the Stryker hip but with its own set of problems. It has a defective design, and many have complained that the implant tends to loosen or snap causing failure during normal usage.
Biomet Magnum Hip – This is Biomet’s metal-on-metal hip system and has been known to produce metallosis for the patients that have received this implant. Unfortunately, it has yet to be recalled.
Zimmer Nexgen knee – Orthopedic device manufacturer Zimmer has distributed a series of knee replacement systems that appear to have a much higher failure rate than industry averages. The failure of the Zimmer knees resulted in additional knee pain, loosening, less stability and, often, the need for painful revision surgeries. One of the more prominent issues has been the failure of the CR-Flex Porous Femoral component. It was designed to be installed without cement and to bond to the knee via natural bone growth. Many of these components failed to bond properly, indicating that the design may be flawed. Most knee replacements are expected to last about 15 years. The CR-Flex has been shown to loosen in as little as two.
The Mass Tort Division at LaBovick Law Group handle cases involving defective orthopedic device cases such as Hip and Knee Implants, Orthopedic Screw cases, and others. Our attorneys are available for a free consultation to discuss your Hip Implant surgery.
If you or a loved one have undergone total hip replacement surgery, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your personal matter against Depuy. We are available 24hrs a day, seven days a week Toll Free: 1-888-777-3884 to discuss your case. You can also request a FREE Consultation by filling out the Case Evaluation form.