By now, you may have already heard about the DePuy ASR Hip Replacement product recall. If you are one of the unfortunate recipients of this defective product, you may be left wondering what to do next.
Within 5 years of receiving a DePuy Hip Resurfacing system, it’s reported that 12-13% of patients need to have revision surgery to correct the damage. If you’ve been experiencing pain, malalignment, infection, dislocation or bone fracture, there’s a good chance that you fall within the category of recipients necessitating correctional surgery.
Because the poorly designed piece exhibits a dangerous amount of friction between the two metal components, tiny fragments of chromium and cobalt ions are released into your body’s soft tissue.