Posts Tagged ‘hip replacement surgery’

What Raises Risks of Post-Surgery Complications?

The risks associated with hip surgery rise due to certain factors, including age, gender, ethnicity, and weight.

What To Do After Getting a Letter from DePuy

After receiving a letter from DePuy, hip surgery patients should take a few precautions to ensure your rights are protected.

Help Hotline and Release Forms Can Be Used Against Patients

DePuy Orthopaedics’ hotline and medical release form are used to extract information from patients which could be used against them in litigation.

DePuy’s Offer to Pay Out-of-Pocket Expenses Not Enough

DePuy has offered to pay for out-of-pocket expenses, however these do not cover potential costs such as caregivers, assistive devices and home modifications.

Taxpayers Face Financial Burden of Hip Surgeries

Taxpayers must bear the financial burdens of hip revision surgeons, which are often expensive and complicated.

How DePuy Compares to Zimmer, Stryker Recalls

DePuy’s recall can be compared with two other recent hip replacement implant recalls made by Stryker and Zimmer.

Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ’s

The most frequently asked questions regarding hip replacement surgery are answered.

DePuy Waited to Issue Recall Until Pressured By Lawsuit

DePuy did not issue a recall until hundreds of complaints surfaced, along with a study and newspaper articles which showed their increased rate of failure.

Why Your Hip May Be Hurting

Painful symptoms may result from osteoarthritis and require hip surgery, such as inability to bend, loss in flexibility, hip and leg stiffness, and limping.

How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

A patient about to undergo hip surgery should receive blood work, urinalysis, an EKG, a chest X-Ray, and meet with hospital nurses and their doctor before surgery.

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