The Seattle Times recently reported on the continuing failure of various hip devices, including the DePuy artificial hip device. Timehe DePuy artificial hip device was recalled by its manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedic which is a subsidiary of the medical giant, Johnson & Johnson. DePuy has recalled the ASR XL Acetabular and Hip Resurfacing Systems due to a high revision rate, however, the recall does little for those with the device already medically installed. In addition to problems with the ASR system, DePuy has been involved in numerous lawsuits with the all-metal hip device called the Pinnacle.
Another manufacturer facing problems with it artificial hip device is Zimmer Holdings which produced the Durom Cup implant. This device was recalled by Zimmer and several lawsuits have been filed regarding the device.