DePuy Hip Recall Patients Have Options for New Hip Replacement Devices
(New York, NY, February 10, 2011) Victims of the DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement device recall are fortunate in that they have several options for new hip replacement devices designed specifically for revision surgeries. Many patients who were implanted with one of the two DePuy recalled devices will likely need a revision surgery to address the symptoms brought on by these poorly designed devices. The ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System were implanted in 93,000 people worldwide, and were recalled in August, 2010, due to a profound rate of failure after five years of use.
When hip replacement revision surgery is performed, there is often less bone and tissue to work with, necessitating the creation of hip replacement devices specifically for revision surgeries. DePuy hip recall patients might be implanted with the Echelon Hip System by Smith Nephew, the Restoration Modular Revision Hip System by Stryker, or the Trabecular Metal Revision Shell by Zimmer. These devices are designed to address the specific dilemmas facing the patient requiring a revision surgery. Not all hip replacement devices are designed for revision surgeries; it is likely that DePuy hip recall patients needing a revision procedure will be implanted with one of these three devices.
The Rottenstein Law Group is advising DePuy hip recall patients to consult their physicians to have their present hip replacement devices evaluated. If revision surgery is recommended, patients should work with their physicians to evaluate the pros and cons of each available device to ensure that their revision surgery has the greatest chance of success. A hip replacement lawyer should be consulted as well, to determine eligibility for compensation from DePuy Orthopaedics. Patients not expecting to undergo a revision surgery so soon after their original procedure may be able to claim damages for pain and suffering, loss of income, and travel expenses. The cost of the revision surgery might not be completely covered by many insurance plans, so joining a hip replacement lawsuit could result in a more substantial financial benefit than dealing directly with DePuy. The Rottenstein Law Group has set up a Web site to keep victims up-to-date on the latest DePuy hip recall lawsuit information.
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