DePuy Hip Implant Injury Statistics
- one in every eight DePuy recipients has to undergo revision surgery due to hip replacement failure within the first five years.
- 750,000 patients with advanced painful arthritis have a total hip replacement annually in the U.S.
- 49 percent of DePuy hip implants needed to be replaced by six years
- Woman are affected more then men by the DePuy Hip Implant recall
- It is already more difficult for a woman to have a successful hip replacement surgery than a man. DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular System made it even more difficult – not to say dangerous.
Problem: Small, Shallow Hip Implant
The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System was designed to give patients a greater range of motion. If you’ll recall, the design of the hip implant included two parts: an implant inserted into the femur bone with a rounded top that fit into a cup placed in the hip bone.
In the design of the ASR XL Acetabular System, the cup was made very shallow, which meant that the patient could move their leg in a wider arc before the other part of the implant might dislocate.
Good in theory. And if DePuy had tested their product properly, it might have worked quite well. In real life, it went a little differently.