Posts Tagged ‘ASR XL Acetabular’

Misleading Ads Published in DePuy’s Brochure

DePuy’s ads are misleading because they market their hip as allowing for higher range of motion, when in reality many hips have failed.

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.

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.

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