Over the last few years, Johnson and Johnson’s orthopaedic unit has been creating a hip replacement that does more damage than good. On August 26, 2010, the company finally announced that it was recalling the product for good because many of the patients who received the implant needed a second surgery to fix the problems caused by the first.
This is unacceptable!
The Product Details
The company recalled two products: the ASR XL Acetabular System, a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, a partial hip replacement that involves placing a metal cap on the ball of the femur, a method intended to preserve more bone. The company had received 400 complaints about the hip replacement as of last year, and that number has gone up significantly.