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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hip Surgeries Explored. 

January 6, 2012

Approximately 6 months before DePuy recalled its metal on metal ASR hip replacement device, an article in The New York Times explored the benefits of more minimally invasive hip surgery techniques.

According to the article, a traditional hip replacement surgery takes several hours, requires a 10-12 inch incision through muscle and typically a four to five day hospital stay followed by rehabilitation. The Times reports that the more minimal surgery approaches require smaller incisions, less trauma to muscles, less time in the hospital and faster healing. These minimally invasive hip surgeries include an anterior hip replacement and the PATH technique.

The Times recognizes that studies comparing results of traditional hip replacement surgeries with minimally invasive hip replacement surgeries show mixed results. With all of the questions that have been raised since DePuy issued the recall, and the number of patients who may need to undergo a revision because of the recall, researchers and patients may want to take a fresh look at the more minimally invasive surgery techniques. To read the full article, click here.

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DePuy Crib Sheets

Deciding what you want to do in the aftermath of this hip recall is extremely difficult. There are important medical and legal decisions to make, and you may not be feeling up to the task of figuring out the right questions to ask. We thought we'd try to make that a little easier for you.

Medical Crib Sheets
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Learn more about the DePuy Hip Recall Cheat Sheets or just go right ahead and download them - they're absolutely free and we hope they help during this difficult time.

DePuy Recall In The News

As new updates appear in the news on the DePuy hip recall and the ASR XL Acetabular System, we put those links up here so you can stay informed. If you'd like to be notified when we have news updates, please subscribe to our feed.

August 22, 2012
Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay About $200,000 Per Case to Settle Three ASR Lawsuits in Nevada
www.washpost.bloomberg.com

June 27, 2012
FDA Holds Hearing on Metal Hips But Dodges Fundamental Question of Inadequacy of Testing 
www.nytimes.com

March 12, 2012
Too Little Too Late? Researchers Conclude Metal on Metal Hip Replacements Should Not Be Used.
www.bbc.co.uk

»Read our complete archive of articles about the Depuy hip recall.

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