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Graphite for Safer Design of Hip Implants

Posted by shem omana on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : depuy lawsuit 
The use of graphite compound maybe helpful in designing safer hip replacement devices, medical research says.  Graphite, which comes in flakes, originates comes from nature-grade, carbon-rich metamorphic rock. The use of graphite was based on a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health that was published in the medical journal, Science.
 
“Graphite has been used as a lubricant for over a century. It is a classic lubricant, and it appears to form naturally,” says Northwestern ...
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Another Court Charges Filed due to Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement

Posted by shem omana on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : depuy lawsuit 
A manufacturing company has once again been charged with lawsuits because of defective metal-on-metal hip replacement. On December 16, 2011, complainants filed a motion with the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) to fuse all court cases against Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
 
An article about the risks of metal-on-metal hip replacement surgeries was earlier published on the New York Times. The article entitled “Remedy Is Elusive as Metallic Hips Fail at Fast Rate,” presen...

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DePuy’s Credibility Gets Boost from "Anatomy of Movement Experience"

Posted by shem omana on Friday, November 11, 2011, In : ASR Hip Replacement Recall 
Johnson & Johnson has come up with a one-of-a-kind touring exhibit entitled the “Anatomy of Movement Experience” to regain the trust of its customers following the devastating Depuy hip replacement recall. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.’s 2010 recall of its Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip systems may have been just one of the lists of consumer-drug recalls, however, it created the most impact with 93,000 patients having used the product. A status conference had been called for the DePu...
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The Known Risks And Complications Of A Hip Replacement Procedure

Posted by shem omana on Friday, July 22, 2011, In : depuy lawsuit 
A hip replacement surgery is indicated for severe cases of joint failure caused by debilitating bone disease such as osteoarthritis. Also known as hip arthroplasty, this is an invasive surgical procedure implemented to replace irreversibly damaged hip joints with an artificial hip implant distinctly chosen to suit the case of the patient. One of the pharmaceutical companies known to manufacture hip replacement devices is DePuy Orthopaedics but a recall was issued for the alleged defect...

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ASR Hip Implants May Cause Blood Toxicity to Its Recipients

Posted by shem omana on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Hip Replacement Recall 
If you have one of the recipients of the 93,000 defective ASR hip implants that were recalled last year, you might be in danger of poisoning your own blood. Not only was this device causing a multitude of hip problems, but this implant may also cause more silent health problems by increasing the levels of metallic particles in the blood that bring serious side effects. ASR hip implant is made of Chromium and Cobalt ions and as its components rub against each other, bits of these metallic ions...
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Lesser Incidents Like DePuy Hip Recall Anticipated With Initiation Of U.S. Joint Registry

Posted by shem omana on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : depuy lawsuit 
A tide of indignation arose when DePuy Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled their ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System especially when evidence revealed they failed to issue the recall as soon as was necessary. Lawsuits filed against the orthopedic manufacturer gave allegations of DePuy having prior knowledge of data stating there were problems with the ASR devices but did not withdraw the units until several months after. The company is even in turmoil since J&J sharehold...
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The DePuy Recall Medical Disaster

Posted by shem omana on Monday, April 11, 2011, In : depuy lawsuit 
Medical calamities and other medical products recall have been swarming on us lately. However, in the case of DePuy’s hip replacement recall, medical experts believe that it’s incomparable to recall and calamities happening on other medical products. Here is why. Medical disaster is how these medical experts explain the current situation DePuy is having.

One may think that calling the DePuy situation a disaster is a bit too much. But according to Dr. Norman Joyce from Newcastle University ...
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