November 19, 2013
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) and the Court-appointed committee of lawyers representing ASR™ Hip System plaintiffs today announced a settlement agreement to compensate eligible ASR patients in the United States who had surgery to replace their ASR hip, known as revision surgery, as of August 31, 2013.
This site was created to provide physicians, patients and others interested with current information from DePuy on the ASR Hip System.
The ASR Hip System was designed in conjunction with expert surgeons to respond to a medical need for an implant option with reduced risk for dislocation that supported the active lifestyles of younger patients. Before the ASR Hip System was launched, it was thoroughly tested, and after it was on the market, DePuy continued studying and closely watching how the device was performing.
In August 2010, DePuy issued a voluntary recall of the ASR Hip System after receiving new information from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales as part of the company’s ongoing surveillance of post-market data concerning the ASR Hip System. After reviewing these data, DePuy decided it was in the best interests of patients to voluntarily recall the ASR Hip System.
Since the recall decision was made, DePuy has worked to provide patients and surgeons with the information and support they need. DePuy is committed to working with patients and their health insurers to address medical costs directly associated with the recall.
We regret that the product did not perform as expected for some patients, and we understand the recall has been concerning for ASR patients and healthcare providers. We continue to learn from the experience and continually improve our processes and procedures to further enhance patient safety.