Bone Fracture and DePuy ASR Hip Replacement
Pelvic and hip bone fracture is a serious health risk posing significant health issues for many patients implanted with a DePuy hip replacement, such as the DePuy ASR® System.
The DePuy ASR® System
The DePuy ASR® hip replacement is an all-metal hip implant, originally designed to be more durable than other hip devices. Today, however, the DePuy ASR® all-metal hip implant is linked with a range of serious, sometimes even fatal health issues, including:
- Bone fracture
- Cobalt and chromium poisoning
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
- Nerve and muscle damage
- Hip joint dislocation
- Loosening of the hip implant
Many DePuy hip patients experienced such debilitating hip problems or suffered from such severe hip replacement failure that they were forced to undergo risky revision surgery to replace the original artificial hip.
In fact, the DePuy ASR® XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR® Hip Resurfacing System were recalled in 2010, following reports of serious, widespread health issues associated with these hip implant models.
Pelvis, Femur and Hip Bone Fracture
Bone fracture is just one of the most common health complications still linked to the DePuy ASR® hip replacement.
Many DePuy ASR® patients experiencing wear or corrosion of the metal-on-metal components of the hip implant are at risk, or may suffer from bone fracture. This bone fracture occurs when the corroded hip replacement leaves metal debris in the bloodstream, resulting in varying degrees of metal poisoning.
One of the most common side effects of metal poisoning is bone degeneration. When the bone surrounding the hip implant deteriorates, the implanted hip device will also loosen or dislocate, significantly increasing the likelihood of pelvic, femur or hip bone fracture.
Hip Replacement Failure Claims in North Carolina
If you or a loved one were implanted with a DePuy ASR® hip replacement, and are exhibiting symptoms of hip bone fracture, you should seek prompt medical attention and expert legal counsel as quickly as possible.
The experienced DePuy hip replacement failure attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C, have decades of experience representing victims of dangerous medical devices, such as the recently recalled DePuy hip implant.