Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Warnings from the medical community to the FDA and Depuy in 2008 re problems surrounding the DePuy hips.

Starting in 2008, the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration has received an estimated 300 complaints against the DePuy hip replacement devices. Significant failure rate that was noted by the director of the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry, Professor Stephen Graves, was disclosed to DePuy. Prof. Graves and the Registry advised DePuy of this seven times. The DePuy hip replacement units were recalled in Australia in December 2009 which was almost a year before they issued the worldwide recall of the implants.

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