Problems with DePuy’s ASR Hip Implants

DePuy Orthopaedics has issued a voluntary recall of two of its ASR hip implant systems: the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetubular System. If you have either of these systems placed, you are entitled to compensation. Talk to a Rhode Island DePuy hip recall attorney to learn about your options.

Problems with DePuy’s Hip Replacement Systems

The ASR systems utilize two metal components—the acetabular cup that rests on and moved against the metal femoral head. Over time as these metal parts rub against each other, pieces of metal have become loose. And because the acetabular cup is made of cobalt chrome, these metallic ions have proven to infiltrate organs, irritate and inflame tissue and even result in pseudotumors.

Aside from the loose metallic debris, the ASR systems have also caused increased friction between the femoral head and the acetabular cup, which leads to more friction when the leg moves. The result may be device dislocation and damage to the surrounding bone in severe cases.

If you live in Rhode Island and you or a loved one has one of the recalled ASR hip implants, please contact our Rhode Island DePuy hip recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today to get the money you deserve to cover your physical and emotional pain.