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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.

Second Hip Surgeries Riskier For Patients

Many hip implant patients must undergo a second surgery. Hip implant failure could occur due to defects including loosening, breaking, or infection.

DePuy Asks Patients to Sign Over Medical Records

A medical release form DePuy gave surgeons asks patients to release medical records and their hip implant to the company.

DePuy Hip Sales Stopped in Australia Before Recall

The sales of hips in Australia were stopped two years before a recall was issued due to the high rate of failure amongst DePuy’s ASR hip implants.

Why Do Hip Implants Lack Warranties?

Hip implants lack warranties because they claim patients and surgeons are to blame for failure, and make a large profit from not having warranties.

Signs Your Artificial Hip Implant Has Failed

The signs you’re experiencing failure of a hip implant include pain, limping, decreased flexibility, fatigue, squeaking, swelling, and inflammation.

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