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Signs Your Artificial Hip Implant Has Failed

You could be experiencing the following signs that your hip has failed. If so, you should see your doctor right away.

  1. Pain around the hip, especially in the groin or lower back.
  2. Pain on the opposite side of the hip. People with implants may not realize they are putting more weight on the opposite side of the hip to over-compensate for hip failure.
  3. An off-balance sensation when you carry weight.
  4. Limping.
  5. Patients say they feel something is “just not right.” This thought is triggered when a patient takes a step or rises from a seating position.
  6. Flexibility is decreased or becomes more awkward.
  7. Fatigue. The patient has lower energy and alertness due to exerting more energy on normal tasks.
  8. A squeaky noise originating in the hip, which represents a degrading of the hips components.
  9. Swelling
  10. Inflammation
  11. No symptoms whatsoever. This has happened several times in the DePuy Orthopaedics hip recall case, since many patients don’t discover the failure until they have X-Rays taken.

When an implant failure occurs, the patient must undergo a second surgery, which is more risky and dangerous for the patient’s health. If you or a loved one were affected by the recall of the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System, contact a DePuy hip recall lawyer and they should be able to help you protect your rights and file a DePuy hip recall lawsuit.

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