Two hip replacement products made by DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, have been recalled because a high number of patient’s have required a second surgery.
The recall involves – the ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement.
More than 93,000 of these hip replacement systems have been implanted worldwide. A recent study found, nearly one (1) in eight (8) DePuy devices failed within a five year period requiring revision surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had been receiving complaints for more than two years that the devices failed early in some patients, the New York Times reported in March. The agency has received more than 400 complaints involving patients in the U.S. who have had to undergo a second hip revision surgery due to the ASR hip failure.