Drugs & Medical Devices Law

Why are there problems with the DePuy Hip Replacement System?

There are 3 main problems with the DePuy hip replacement.  First, a loosening of the implant.  This occurs when the implant does not stay attached to the bone in the correct position.  Second, a potential fracture.  This occurs when the bone around the implant may have broken.  Finally, dislocation, where the two parts of the implant that move against each other are no longer aligned.