DePuy ASR Hip Replacement and Implant Dislocation
One of the most devastating complications associated with the DePuy ASR® hip replacement is joint dislocation.
The DePuy ASR® System and Recall
The DePuy ASR® hip replacement is an all-metal device, designed to be stronger and last longer than its ceramic and plastic hip implant counterparts. However, it is now known that the DePuy ASR® all-metal hip implant is linked to a variety of health issues, including metal poisoning, infection, nerve damage and dislocation of the hip implant.
Many patients experience such debilitating metal hip problems that they must undergo an additional revision surgery to remove and replace the original DePuy ASR® hip implant.
In fact, the DePuy ASR® XL Acetabular and DePuy ASR® Hip Resurfacing System were both recalled in August 2010, due to the prevalence of serious complications amongst DePuy implant patients.
DePuy ASR® and Hip Implant Dislocation
One of the most common complications associated with the DePuy ASR® is hip replacement dislocation. This dislocation occurs when the ball and cup system of the hip implant separate. In this case, the metal cup attached to the patient’s pelvic bone will disconnect from the ball attached to the patient’s thigh bone. This metal hip problem most often occurs suddenly and requires emergency medical attention.
Some orthopedic specialists allege that the all-metal components of the DePuy ASR® implant and its faulty design are the cause of patients’ hip implant dislocations, particularly since the DePuy ASR® uses a shallower cup than other hip implant models.
Metal Hip Problems and Claims in North Carolina
North Carolina residents implanted with a DePuy ASR® hip replacement and suffering from hip implant dislocation should seek immediate medical attention and, shortly thereafter, experienced legal counsel.
The DePuy hip replacement attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C, have years of experience representing victims of dangerous medical devices and products, such as DePuy hip implants. Contact Ward Black Law today to answer your questions and conduct a free case review. You may reach the Ward Black Law offices by phone: 336-333-2244, or toll-free: 1-877-256-1214. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.