Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson, recalled its ASR™ XL
Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system on August 24, 2010. This
recall came after data from a recent study indicated that the five-year failure rate of this product is approximately 13%, or 1
in 8 patients. DePuy identified reasons for the failure of the hip
replacement system as component loosening, component malalignment, infection,
fracture of the bone, dislocation, metal sensitivity and pain. Additional
complications for the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular hip replacement system may
include increased metal ion levels in the blood, bone staining, necrosis,
swelling, nerve damage, tissue damage, and/or muscle damage.
DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System first became available in 2005 in the United
States. If you had a hip replacement surgery during or after 2005 and
know you received a DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System, or if you are unsure what
type of hip replacement system you received, contact us. You may entitled to compensation.
has recalled all DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular systems, even if they have not yet
failed. Unfortunately, if a DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular system was used in
your hip replacement surgery, you likely must have a second surgery to replace
it. Even if you are not experiencing problems at this time, it is likely
that the system could cause hip pain, difficulty walking, damage to the hip
joint, and loss of bone cells. Thus, it may be necessary for you to have the
system removed and replaced by another hip replacement system to avoid future
believe that DePuy is responsible for the damages caused by the ASR™ XL
Acetabular hip replacement system’s recall and should be held
accountable. We can help.
you, or a family member, or someone you know had a Depuy ASR™ XL Acetabular
System used in their hip replacement surgery, please call us at 1-800-460-2756.