In an update regarding the DePuy hip replacement recall
'As part of the post-market surveillance, DePuy is continually evaluating data from a variety of sources including national joint replacement registries, published literature, company sponsored clinical trials, internal complaints data and unpublished clinical research reports. As part of the post-market surveillance activities, the firm recently received and analyzed new data regarding the ASR platform which suggests a higher than expected revision rate for the ASR XL Monoblock Metal-on-Metal (MoM) System linked to usage of monoblock MoM cups with corresponding head sizes below 50mm in diameter. As a result of the findings, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a Field Safety Notice to share the new data with the surgeons and reiterate the importance of correct implant positioning and patient selection in achieving optimal implant performance and survivorship.'
If you are considering to have a hip replacement surgery, you can ask your doctor what type of hip replacement prostheses that is suitable for your condition. Here are some of the parts of the hip implant used in a hip arthroplasty:
* ACETABULAR CUP
In the procedure, a lining on the concave part of the hip socket is fitted and this part of the hip prostheses is called the acetabular cup. The acetabular cup is fitted in its right place with the use of cement or through friction application.
* FEMORAL COMPONENT
The component of a hip implant fitted to replace a damaged femur is called the femoral component. The femoral component is then held on its rightful place with cement such as acrylic bone cement or through non-cemented method such through friction, its shape and through a special type of coating that allows bone growth around the device.
* ARTICULAR INTERFACE
The part that is located in the middle of the femoral component and the acetabular cup is called the articular interface. The articular interface is actually a simply-designed ball and socket joint that mimics the original one. The interface size can vary with sizes such as 28 mm, 32 mm and 36 mm and this is measured by determining the diameter of either the femoral head or that of the acetabular socket.
It has also been stated in the report that research shows those who experienced premature complications due to the hip replacement device tend to have smaller hip cups. Knowing what type of hip device you are using is crucial. Those who experienced complications from defective DePuy artificial hip implant can check out updates of the DePuy hip replacement recall and learn about the possible steps in filing a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit with the help of an experienced and efficient lawyer if they feel that they are legible to file their case.