DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall of two of its hip replacement systems, according to the Associated Press. Approximately 93,000 patients worldwide are affected by this recall.
The ASR XL Acetabular System, which is the cup portion of the hip joint replacement device, as well as the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, which is the ball and stem portion of the joint, are included in the recall due to a high number of patients needing corrective surgery. The recall does not necessarily mean that the device needs to be removed. DePuy Orthopaedics suggests that patients be evaluated by their surgeon and monitor the performance of the implant. Hip replacement devices that do not work properly can cause severe pain and the patient may have trouble walking.
Recent data that is soon to be released shows that one in eight recipients of the implants needed to have corrective surgery within five years of the original surgery.
Very few of the recalled hip replacement devices are still on the market as the demand has decreased and the company has placed its focus on creating new versions of these products. Any products that may still be on hospital shelves will be removed.
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