Dr. Thomas Joyce Calls DePuy Hip Recall a “Medical Disaster”

Dr. Thomas Joyce, a biomedical engineering professor at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, will address conference attendees about the DePuy ASR XL hip replacement recall. In remarks leading up to the conference, Dr. Joyce termed the recall a “medical disaster.” He noted, “It is the biggest disaster in the history of orthopaedics.”
Dr. Joyce holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Society. In 2009, Dr. Joyce co-authored “Serum Cobalt Concentrations Post Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty: Analysis of 585 Results”. He and his fellow co-authors were awarded a prize at the London Hip Meeting.