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Hire a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyer to file a DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit by Depuy Hip Replacement Lawyer Posted Tue 18 Dec 2012 11:44am Hundreds of the 93,000-plus people who have received either of two specific DePuy Orthopaedics ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement devices—about 1 in 8—have suffered pain and needed corrective action, known as revision surgery, within five years. This is approximately twice the industry average and has led to many courts having to handle a DeP ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 7: Limb Length Discrepancy After Total Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm Addressing your questions and concerns "I had my left hip replaced a month ago and everything is going well except that I feel off-balance, like my left is now longer than my right."   "My Physical Therapist told me that the leg that was operated on is longer than the other.   What am I supposed to do about that?"   "Now that m ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 6: Surprising Statistics About Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm   (from  The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 89-A, Number 12, December 2007) ·            The upward trends in the utilization of total hip and knee replacement between 1969 and 2003 detail the national need for these procedures. ·            The age and gender-adjusted incidence per 100,000 person-years signifi ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 13: Swelling and Bruising After Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm ·               You may have swelling and bruising around the knee or hip and down into the lower leg after your total joint replacement. ·               Bruising may last for up to 6-8 weeks.   This is part of the normal healing process. ·               Being on the blood thinner after surgery can contribute to this ... Read on »
Hip resurfacing versus hip replacement by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 04 Nov 2008 7:03am Hip resurfacing is often seen as a modern alternative to the more conventional total hip replacement, but new data from a study led by Rush University Medical Center suggest that a patient’s age and gender are key to the operation’s success. In a review of over 500 surgeries performed in the U.S. using a hip resurfacing [...] Read on »
Hip Replacement Increase Stroke Risk Fourfold by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Jan 2013 9:00am Individuals who underwent a total hip replacement had at least four times the risk of suffering a stroke in the weeks immediately following, a Dutch study reported. Researchers say more cautious monitoring after such a procedure is warranted. Hip replacement patients showed nearly five times the rate of ischemic stroke than a control ... Read on »
Self-hypnosis for hip replacement surgery by Sophie N. Health Maven Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:09pm This morning, I am feeling immensely proud of my mum. Let me tell you why… Yesterday morning, she had the hip replacement operation that she had been dreading. Firstly, my mum has been using my own You Can Have a Healthy Body audio programme for some time now and we have done some work in hypnotherapy together, which has helped her to slow ... Read on »
Hip Replacement Study Released - Metal on Metal Devices Are Beginning to Fail Sooner than Expected by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 7:57pm Many individuals that have had hip replacements that are metal to metal and perhaps not a combination of metal and/or other material needing to be replaced.  The article mentions the Mayo Clinic has reduced their number used by 80%.  With the metal in the body, surrounding tissue is dying and becoming inflamed, which can mean a lot of pain.  Y ... Read on »
Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy (Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary) Over Defective Hip That Had to Be Replaced by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 10:38pm Back in March, DePuy sent a letter to doctors advising that the ASR was being phased out.  The woman filing the lawsuit had problems, pain, and the device failed and was replaced with a device from another company.  The suit alleges that the company knew of the defects after receiving FDA approval but doctors were not warned.  As the a ... Read on »
DePuy (Johnson and Johnson) Issues Recalls Hip Replacement Systems And Commits To Working with Related Cost by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Aug 2010 9:35am 1 Comment The DePuy knee and hip systems have had their share of news coverage of late and now an official recall has been initiated. Just a few days ago the FDA issued a warning letter about some of the DePuy products not being marketed and utilized correctly.  A few months ago reports came out regarding failure rates on some of their units as ... Read on »