Johnson Johnson Hip Replacement Implants Recalled
Recently, the DePuy Orthopaedics division of Johnson & Johnson recalled hip replacement implants because many patients required a second hip replacement operation when the original devices failed. The ASR XL Acetabular System, used in traditional hip replacement surgery, and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform, used for partial hip replacements, were both recalled by Johnson & Johnson. Studies show that about 13 percent of ASR total hip replacement patients required revision surgery. The August 2010 recall followed numerous complaints to the Food & Drug Administration since the use of the products began in 2005.
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