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Metal on metal hip recalls cause earlier replacements

Posted on December 30th, 2011 No Comments

Metal on metal hips have commonly been selected by individuals who lead a young and active lifestyle. These hips were supposed to withstand more activity and lead to a longer life before replacement surgery needed to occur. Now, DePuy Orthopedics are recalling these metal on metal hips. This recall is centered around the fact that […]

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New legislation pushes companies to track implants

Posted on December 22nd, 2011 No Comments

After the recall of ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing System and problems with metal-on-metal implants was brought into light, lawmakers are pushing companies to keep track of their implants after they are sold. The makers of the hip implant discussed earlier, DePuy, faced legal issues when their product began to fail and many […]

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New hip replacement surgery could speed up recovery

Posted on December 14th, 2011 No Comments

A hospital in Minnesota believes they have found a new way to perform hip replacement surgery that speeds up recovery time for hip implant patients. Surgeons at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota are using what is called anterior hip replacement.  This type of hip replacement surgery involves accessing the hip joint through the front […]

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What to do if your hip implant was recalled

Posted on December 12th, 2011 No Comments

Product manufacturers in the U.S. issue recalls every day because their products have in some way become a threat to consumers.  Because there are so many recalls, many consumers may not notice if a product they are using has been recalled. It is especially important for people who have undergone surgery to have a hip […]

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Total hip replacement vs. hemiarthoplasty

Posted on December 7th, 2011 No Comments

There are two different types of hip replacement surgeries available to individuals seeking relief from hip joint pain. The first is a total hip replacement.  On the one hand, total hip replacements replace a larger area of the hip, including the hip’s femoral head and socket.  Individuals most likely to need a total hip replacement […]

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Thousands of cases pending against DePuy

Posted on December 5th, 2011 No Comments

About a year and half after Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics recalled their ASR hip replacement, thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturers are pending. Approximately 2,600 claims have been consolidated into the multidistrict litigation in Northern Ohio.  Moreover, around 1,000 individuals claims are pending in courts all over the country. As of August, the […]

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