Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 2, 2011
On August 24, 2010, Depuy Orthopedics recalled two hip replacement systems due to a high rate of revision surgeries required by patients. Approximately 93,000 were implanted and, according to a recent study done by the National Joint Registry (NJR) of England and Wales, nearly one (1) in eight (8) DePuy ASR hip implant devices failed within a five (5) year period requiring patients to undergo revision surgery.
In response to the voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR Hip System, the National Center for Patient Safety Product Recall Office posted a notice of recall to the VHA Alerts and Recalls website and sent a back-up email communication to all VHA Facility Recall Coordinators. All DePuy hip implant devices were to be returned to the vendor.
The VA has stated that even if the Veteran is not experiencing symptoms due to their hip implant, they ask that all Veterans be evaluated by one of their orthopedic surgeons.
Due to statute of limitations, as well as the need for early detection of metallic poisoning and other symptoms, Veterans should not wait until they have a problem with their hip implant before contacting an attorney.
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