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.
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