Voluntary recall of DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System 19th July 2012

Briefing for Joint Cabinet Committee on Health & Children. 19th July 2012.
Voluntary recall of DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System

Background
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. announced on 24th August 2010 that it had commenced a voluntary worldwide recall process for two specific hip replacement implant products. Approximately 3,317 patients had received these implants in Ireland, across 16 public and 14 private hospital sites. The HSE became aware of the recall on 26th August. Worldwide approximately 93,000 components were implanted, affecting 54,000 patients. 36,000 of those devices were sold in the USA, 14,000 in the UK and 4,756 in Ireland

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