Friday, December 3, 2010

Two Articles from the NY Times /Investigations of the hip recall

exerpts from an article by Heidi Turner

According to an article in The New York Times (08/27/10), some orthopedic experts were concerned that the DePuy recall was not announced sooner. Information from DePuy Orthopaedics indicates that around 12 percent of patients who received a DePuy hip implant required revision surgery within five years of receiving the implant.

In March 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics sent a letter to doctors alerting them to the high failure rate.

An article in The New York Times (03/10/10) notes that since January 2008, the FDA has received approximately 300 complaints concerning the DePuy ASR systems. The actual failure rate could be higher, however, because many problems with medical devices go unreported.
About Author
Heidi Turner, a full-time freelance writer enjoys writing about topics ranging from work-place issues to medical issues & various health matters. She also interviews people & writes about their experiences and relevant issues like
Depuy Hip and the lawsuits involved with hip replacement recall .

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