There are a variety of different metal on metal hip replacements that have been used in recent years.
In 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics (A Johnson and Johnson company) recalled the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The implants were found to be leaking high amounts of cobalt and chromium into the body causing a number of painful symptoms and tissue damage and they were also linked with non-cancerous tumours.
The failure rates of the DePuy ASR implants are also very high. According to the British Orthopaedic Association DePuy ASR failure rates range from 21% after 4 years to 49% after six years.
It is not known how many different brands of metal on metal hip replacements are defective so if you have any questions please contact us for advice on your rights.
Symptoms that may be linked to a defective metal on metal hip replacement include:
If you have had a DePuy ASR or any other brand of metal on metal hip replacement in the last eight years and are experiencing these symptoms or are concerned that you may be at risk, contact us on 0800 0891331 to find out if you are entitled to compensation.