hip recall

Newburgh, IN

#1 Jan 19, 2011
How do you know if you have one of those faulty dupuy hip replacements.I have my records from the hospital and it doesent tell anything on there..do they have serial numbers only to be seen with x-ray or something..I am just wondering because I am in so much pain I can't take it anymore..my life is over..thanks
To Whatever

United States

#2 Jan 21, 2011
Hi, I am going through a similar situation, and just got my Hospital records today. We found the type of hip replacement, the name of who they were made by and even referance numbers. We found a page of what looked like stickers that were copied. I missed it but my husband found it. In mine there were 2 pages of stickers with each number.See if you can find pages of stickers. They have part numbers and lot numbers. I wish you success. Hope this helps.

Newburgh, IN

#3 Jan 26, 2011
I don't have those stickers on mine..hmmmm..I am going to look through them again..thanks for telling me that..Are you in lots of pain..I sure am..I was doing so well for the first couple of months..doing really good ..and then it was down hill for me..but I am wondering if it is because I started doing more..because the first few weeks I babies myself and had homehelath nurses and PT..Mom came daily and helped me..then I was kinda on my own after that..so I am wondering if it is just I am out of shape..I really just dont think I could go through another surgery very soon..I am so independent too..I have a hard time asking people to help me when I am in pain..so I dont know but I am going to go and look over my paperwork again..take care..
Matthew Taylor

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 16, 2011
Your primary health physician or your own orthopedic surgeon may provide you with the information you need, as well as the hospital where your surgery was performed. In any case, you would need to undergo further testing in case dislocation has occurred or worse. If in case you find out you have a DePuy device, you have the certain right to seek damages for going through unnecessary pain and suffering.
Visit http://www.hiprecalllaw.com today.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replac

San Jose, CA

#6 Aug 5, 2011
The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement is reported to be defective and has caused a lot of people to suffer in pains. Now, a potential hip recall for these devices is being waited. Visit http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/ page now, to get more information!

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2011
whatever wrote:
How do you know if you have one of those faulty dupuy hip replacements.I have my records from the hospital and it doesent tell anything on there..do they have serial numbers only to be seen with x-ray or something..I am just wondering because I am in so much pain I can't take it anymore..my life is over..thanks
In my medical records we found a copy od stickers, several, and I think they were for the peices of he hip implant. Check for them, and go to your surgeon or another type of advisor and see what they say. Contact a lawyer. They will want your records to investigate. They don't get paid unless they win your case. Tey will know whether you have a case.
In my case I had surgery, and that night my hip popped out of socket. The pain was tremendous. And they told me it was muscle spasms. Every time I got out of bed it would pop out. Finally an orderly was hhelping me up and heard the pop. Next day tey took me to surgery to put it back in and found the ball was too small so one week from first surgery I had a secondary to replace the ball with a bgger one. Had to go through all of it again. My new hip isn't the one that releases metal, but I did suffer a secondary surgery. Hope this helps.

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 10, 2011
I've read in the http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/ that last August, the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, has announced a worldwide recall of two of its hip replacement systems, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform. Patients who've had these devices have reported experiencing pain, swelling and difficulty walking. There have been also reports of metallosis. Because of the DePuy hip replacement recall, those advised to undergo the surgery should do extensive research first aside from doctor's consultation.

United States

#9 Nov 10, 2011
I went to another orthopedic surgeon with my medical records and was told I did not have the hip with metal on metal. I did however, have to have a second replacement while still in hospital for the original surgery. The problem with the first one, I think the components were mislabeled and the ball was too small for the socket. Thhe first time they got me up, I literally felt it pop out. I screamed. They told me it was a muscle spasm. It happened every time I got out of bed. My surgery was on Tuesday and on Saturday it popped out and was left out until the next afternoon. On the following Tuesday, I had the revision where a larger ball was put in and has not popped out again.

Ashland, KY

#10 Jun 13, 2012
I have my medical records with the serial number but I don't know where to find the recalled numbers. I for one am not interested in suing I want mine not to be a recalled one but I am having lots of problems and am in worse shape than before I had it. I am wondering if any of you are suffering from the stepping down on foot of replaced side and feeling a stabbing pain in the replaced hip. Thanks

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Apr 12, 2013
I would assume that what you had was an all-metal implant since this is the type that has caused so much complications. To be sure that your are not one of the victims, it is best to have a regular check-up wiht your doctor. And very importantly, you must have your cobalt and chromium levesl checked in order to be sure you do not have metallosis. For more on the complications and what you can do, you may refer to DePuy Settlement Information Center.

Royse City, TX

#13 Jan 29, 2014
Once you have the sticker numbers from the hospital, then what? How do you find out yourself it they are on recall?

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