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DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced several hip replacement systems into the orthopedic market since 2000, including the PINNACLE and ASR XL Acetabular System.
DePuy claimed the systems provided more flexibility and greater range of motion than existing devices, as well as offered greater stability and were less prone to dislocation.
Unfortunately, these devices did not live up to their manufacturer’s claims. The industry now recognizes the serious complications associated with metal-on-metal design.
As a result, DePuy recalled some of its devices by the end of 2010. Most recently, in May 2013, DePuy said it would be phasing out production of its all-metal replacement hips.
There is an inherent risk when you undergo a surgical procedure. In addition to overall complications, if you’ve had a DePuy hip implanted you may be suffering from:
If you are dealing with any of these issues, you may have a defective implant and need to consider your legal options.
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