Medical registry finds that 25% of DePuy ASR hip implants failed within six years

The largest joint database in the wold which tracks more than a million patients with hip, knee and ankle joint surgeries finds that 25% of the patients with DePuy ASR hip implants had their implant fail within six years of implantation.

The National Joint Registry of England and Wales found that the actual rate of hip implant failure was 29% after six years in patients with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular and Hip resurfacing hip implants. This number can be compared with patients with traditional style hip implants which only have a 9.9% failure rate.

The registry in England and Wales provides definitive research on the outcomes of joint replacement surgery. The U.S. has no such joint registry and therefore lagged behind the UK in discontinuing the metal-on-metal hip implant surgeries.

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy subsidiary recalled the metal-on-metal hip implants in August 2010 after reports of high failure rates started being logged. The recall affected tens of thousands of patients with many having serious symptoms including severe pain, fractures and metal poisoning caused by the rubbing of the metal-on-metal components in the hip.

This information is provided by The Farber Law Group who provides legal services to patients who had the defective hip implanted.

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