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GAO calls DePuy recall high-risk

Posted on June 30th, 2011 No Comments

Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office issued a report covering 21 high-risk medical product recalls issued between 2005 and 2009.  The report includes recalls where a company was unable to correct or remove the defective products. The report scrutinizes the federal health regulators and their ability to track unsafe medical devices after recalls.  According […]

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Hip replacement report created

Posted on June 28th, 2011 No Comments

GlobalData recently announced that they have created a report concerning data on the global hip replacement market. The report, Hip Replacement Implants- Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017, will provide information on hip replacement models, trends in the hip implant market, market dynamics, competition, and different technologies.  Information in the report […]

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Total hip replacement product options

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists four types of approved total hip replacement products on their website.  The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons estimates that by 2030 a total of 500,000 hip replacement surgeries will be needed every year.  For this reason, it is important that potential hip surgery patients are aware […]

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80 Wisconsin residents file lawsuits against DePuy

Posted on June 21st, 2011 No Comments

80 Wisconsin residents recently filed suit against DePuy for their recalled ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacements.  The lawsuits name Johnson & Johnson Inc., DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., and other subsidiaries as defendants. Officials from DePuy Orthopaedics decided to issue the recall after reports showed that more than 13 percent of their hip replacements had a failure […]

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FDA approves ceramic-on-metal hip replacement

Posted on June 16th, 2011 No Comments

This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration gave approval of the first ceramic-on-metal hip replacement.  The device was made by Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics. This hip replacement is the first product that features a metal socket and ceramic ball.  The hip replacement gives patients with osteoarthritis and in need of a hip replacement […]

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Hip replacements and joint inflammation

Posted on June 14th, 2011 No Comments

One of the most common side effects related to hip replacement surgeries and defective hip replacements is joint inflammation.  If you have had a hip replacement surgery, but pain and swelling in your hip returned, you may want to check and see if you have a recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement. If you have noticed […]

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30 percent of hip replacements use “metal-on-metal” products

Posted on June 10th, 2011 No Comments

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, every year, over 250,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States.  30 percent of these surgeries involve “metal-on-metal” hip replacements. In “metal-on-metal” hip replacements, the lining of the ball and the socket of the hip are composed of a cobalt chromium alloy.  Hip replacements that […]

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Baby boomers cause increase in hip replacement surgeries

Posted on June 6th, 2011 No Comments

As the Baby boomer generation gets older, doctors and hospitals have experienced an increase in hip replacement surgeries and knee replacement surgeries. Over the past 10 years, knee replacement surgeries have doubled for all age groups and tripled among 45 to 64-year olds, and hip replacement surgeries have had similar increases. Researchers say that for […]

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Four ASR lawsuits filed in North Texas

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Last month, three DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement lawsuits were consolidated in the United States Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  A fourth lawsuit involving the recalled ASR hip implant was filed in United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The ASR hip replacements were recalled on August 24, 2010 by […]

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How to identify your hip implant

Posted on June 1st, 2011 No Comments

Many hip implant patients may suspect that there is a problem with their implant, especially after hearing about many different hip implants that have had to be recalled for defects.  However, most patients are not sure of what kind of implant they have. In order to identify a hip implant, hip replacement patients have a […]

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