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Defects of the DePuy ASR hip implant

Posted on October 18th, 2011 No Comments

The DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled after officials realized that the device had an unacceptably high failure rate.  These devices can fail in a number of ways. Defects associated with the DePuy ASR hip implant include hip replacement dislocation, loosened hip joints, and fractures in bones located near the hip replacement. Often, people with […]

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Women more likely to experience hip implant failure

Posted on September 29th, 2011 No Comments

According to the National Joint Registry Annual Report, women are more likely to experience hip failure with metal-on-metal hip implants. 5 years after having a hip replacement, women between the ages of 60- and 69-years old have a revision rate of 7.34 percent for metal-on-metal hip implants.  5 years after men in the same age […]

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Metal hip replacement patients more likely to need revision surgeries

Posted on September 26th, 2011 No Comments

A recent report from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales says that patients with metal hip replacements, like the DePuy ASR hip implant, are more likely to need hip replacement revision surgeries within 7 years after their initial surgery than patients with plastic hip replacements. Researchers found that about 14 percent of patients […]

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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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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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