Many patients have undergone hip replacement surgery to relieve severe hip pain or mend a joint that can only fixed through hip revision surgery. A popular joint replacement device that is available to many patients is the DePuy ASR hip system.
However, many patients have complained of serious problems associated with their DePuy ASR hip system citing early failure and the need for revision surgery.
Those who have been implanted with a DePuy ASR hip system have complained that they have suffered from a host of difficulties as a result of their DePuy hip replacement.
These complications include:
- An increased cancer risk as a result of toxins leaking into the surrounding tissue from the metal in the implants;
- A condition known as degenerative heart disease cardiomyopathy;
- Pseudotumors, or non-cancerous tumors, in the area of the hip implant site causing pain, swelling, inflammation as well as intense discomfort; and
- Early failure of the hip implant which necessitates revision surgery.
Revision surgery is often much more complicated than the original implantation surgery. Because of this, there is a greater possibility of risk to the patient associated with DePuy ASR hip revision surgery.