Hip replacement devices recalled by Johnson & Johnson company DePuy Orthopaedics

DePuy® Orthopaedics, a unit ofJohnson & Johnson, issued a statement on Thursday, August 26, 2010, announcing a voluntary recall of two hip replacement implants because some patients experienced pain and required a second hip replacement surgery.

The recalled devices are the ASR™ XL Acetabular System, a total hip replacement system,and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement. Patients who have had hip replacements with the recalled devices are advised to visit their surgeons for both an evaluation and annual monitoring.

Read more about the hip implant recall in a full article featured in The New York Times.

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