It has been confirmed that DePuy International Limited supplied 2,021 of these components in England and Scotland between March 1990 and August 1999. Surgeons have asked those who have had replacement operations with the Hylamer Polyethylene component to seek immediate medical assistance from their doctors in order to detect any signs of premature wearing.
The failure of these components is due to the manufacturing process. The components have been sterilised by gamma radiation in air, which can make some implants more vulnerable to oxidation than standard polyethylene components.
Liam Moloney, Solicitor who is representing many patients affected by the recent DePuy hip recall stated today, “I am aware that some patients who have received these joints have experienced a higher than expected rate of wear. In some cases this had led to patients having further hip or shoulder replacement surgery earlier than originally was expected. Any patient who has received these implants should be reviewed immediately by their doctors.”
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