Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DePuy Hip Recall Now Includes Unused Custom Hip Implants, Announces the Rottenstein Law Group

PRWEB) August 27, 2012
According to a report from Mass Device, J&J subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, manufacturer of several embattled models of hip replacement devices—including the recalled ASR systems—has now recalled “all unused units of its [custom] orthopedic implants” in compliance with a request form the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

DePuy shut down its custom orthopedics division in January, after the FDA had inspected company's facilities and “identified concerns with the implants, and further asked the device maker to take steps to retrieve all remaining unused devices, according to a DePuy letter sent to physicians,” Mass Device reports


  1. Connie,
    Any additional references here? My wife had two ASR hips and both have been revised. I believe the surgeon used Depuy devices (non metal of course) during the revisions. We thought that made sense since it resulted in a less invasive surgery. Now what is up with this recall?
    Steve S.
    PS: Thank you for this blog and your focus on science, not just the high emotions of this disaster. I know how difficult that can be...

    1. My first suggestion is to make sure you have the Depuy hip implant. Call your surgeon's office and ask them for the manufacturer of the hip they implanted in both sides.

      If it was Depuy, you should make an appointment to see your surgeon and get the blood test taken for the Chromium and cobalt levels.

      This article is not really relevant to most patients.

      If you have any more questions, let me know.



  2. I have bilateral hip replacements. The first one is fine. The second one has been a problem (i.e. pain in the leg, shots for bursitis in the hip,limp becoming worse because the abductor muscles won't respond to PT). I have had the blood test & now have to go for a M.A.R.S MRI. I don't know if I am facing a revision surgery or if I have to learn to live with things as they are. The problem hip was done in March, 2008. By November, 2008 I had pain in every part of my leg. Sitting in the car for any length of time became unbearable.

  3. Thanks for your comment. Good luck with your MRI. Might want to ask for the Maverik Protocal. Better view of the tissue.

    Let us know if you need any help.