Hip recall patients spending summer on the sidelines

Hopefully this summer you have had some time to get out of the house and get active. Whether its biking across town or strolling around the block, exercise feels good and it’s good for you. Hip recall patients spending summer on the sidelines The defective hip implants require an additional replacement surgery

For most people an achy joint means you just need to slow down or rest a little bit more between outings. When a friend told me last year that her recurring pain was not going away and that a doctor had recommended joint replacement in both of her knees, I was surprised and worried.

Joint replacement surgery is a serious procedure and a last resort for the treatment of joint (usually hip and knee) pain. Luckily, my friend’s procedures went well and she has not experienced additional pain beyond recovery.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case with joint replacement surgery. The DiCello Law Firm is currently handling cases in which certain hip implants “installed” in people like my friend were not properly manufactured. The defective parts of the DePuy ASRTM Metal on Metal Hip Implants grind together, creating metal particles that poison the blood and cause great pain and danger to the patient.

The defective hip implants require an additional replacement surgery to remove the defective part and replace it with another type or brand. Recovery is often longer and more painful, as multiple surgeries often are.

It’s important to know what type of hip implant parts your doctor has used in your hip replacement surgery. Visit the FAQs section of The DiCello Law Firm Depuy Hip Recall homepage to find out if you are affected by this recall.

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Summer only lasts a few months, but you need your health all year long. If you or any of your friends or family members have had hip replacement surgery, contact us for more information about your replacement part. That way you can get back to enjoying the summer with piece of mind.

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By: Mark DiCello