DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Recalled Due to Metal on Metal Complications

The recent DePuy Orthapaedics Hip Implant recall should not come as any surprise to most people. Within the last several years, DePuy hip implants, employing a metal on metal function, were used in about 90,000 hip replacements performed in the United States. click on the image to enlarge: DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Complications DePuy hip implants mimic our traditional bone structure by creating a ball and socket joint out of metal; specifically, chromium and cobalt. DePuy Orthopaedics hip implant manufacturers believed the elements would be stronger and last longer than conventional hip implant materials. The problems with … [Read more...]

Defective DePuy Hip Implants: Signs and Symptoms

DePuy Orthopaedics has recently recalled it's defective ASR Hip Implant System, however, not every DePuy hip implant has failed. If you are a recipient of the DePuy hip replacement, you should look for any of the following signs and symptoms: Hip Pain (with or without activity) - All patients who have had hip replacement surgery will experience some pain at first. However, the symptoms are supposed to improve and, eventually, go away. If your symptoms have gone away and have now returned, or never did go away at all, it may be a sign of a defective hip implant. Hip Swelling - Swelling is normal in the immediate post operative period … [Read more...]