After DePuy Recall, Patients Ask: “Did I really need that implant?”

Now that some 96,000 patients could potentially have a defective DePuy ASR hip implant, many patients are asking the question "Did I really need to have hip replacement surgery to begin with?" Many patients who elected to have the DePuy hip replacement surgery did so because they had hip pain and believed that this device would "cure" their pain. But, a hip implant is a treatment for the pain, not a cure. Why isn't a Hip Implant a Cure for Hip Joint Pain? The hip is a joint between the top of the leg bone ("femur") and the pelvis bone ("acetabulum"). Hip pain is caused when there is damage to this joint. The main function of the hip … [Read more...]