In Latest Defective Hip Recall, Company Wants the Hips

DePuy Orthopaedics has told patients fitted with their defective DePuy ASR AX acetabular system that the company will pay for corrective surgery only if the patients give the company the defective hips as well as the corresponding medical records.
While it’s not known exactly how many US patients have suffered as a result of the DePuy defective hip, there are 3,516 Irish patients who’ve been fitted with the defective hip replacement parts. Patients who’ve received the recalled DePuy hips are encouraged to consult with their doctors and ask for blood tests in order to determine the extent of the damage caused by the hip replacement system. The DePuy hip replacement parts cause high levels of metal ion to be released into the patient which has an adverse affect on the surrounding tissue. This makes any revision surgery to fix or replace the hip very complicated.