DePuy ASR™ Hip Implant Recall Guide

guide for patients
The patient guide helps patients determine if they’re affected by the ASR Hip System recall and learn more about testing and treatment.

Patient hip recall information

DePuy issued a voluntary recall of its ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System in August 2010.

This guide is intended to support your evaluation and continued care of patients affected by the recall and to help you answer patient questions. We appreciate your assistance in providing ASR hip implant recipients and your organization with important information about this recall.

Patients who had hip surgery prior to July 2003 are not affected by this recall.

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The following physicians are available for questions:
Rodrigo Diaz, Scientific Information Officer:

Mikhail Chkolnik, Clinical Research Project Leader:

DePuy Recall Information

In August 2010, DePuy issued a voluntary recall of the ASR Hip System after receiving new, then-unpublished data from the National Joint Registry (NJR) for England and Wales as part of the company’s ongoing surveillance of post-market data concerning the ASR Hip System. After reviewing this data, DePuy decided it was in the best interests of patients to voluntarily recall the ASR Hip System.

This 2010 UK data showed a five-year revision rate of approximately 12 percent for the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and approximately 13 percent for the ASR XL Acetabular System, which was not in line with data previously reported in that registry. These revision rates were across the entire size range.

Before summer of 2010, the totality of the data available to the company showed ASR was performing consistent with the class of monoblock metal-on-metal hip implants. Note: The DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System was only approved for use outside the U.S. and the ASR™ XL Acetabular System was available worldwide.


For more detailed information about treatment for ASR hip implant recipients, DePuy’s coverage of treatment costs and why these products were recalled, please use the resources listed below. If you have questions, we are available to speak at your convenience using the contact information located above.

DePuy does not maintain a list of patients who received an ASR Hip. Please inform your patients who received the ASR system of this recall and instruct them to return for a follow up visit.

Recall Notice 

Suggested Talking Points for Office Managers at Surgeons 


We have created the following resources to help you address your patients’ needs, including downloadable, easy-to-understand information sheets you can provide to patients who may have questions or concerns.

Sample Letter for Surgeons to Send to ASR Patients 

Information for Patient Handout

Canadian Patient Consent Form

Patient Handout for Claims and Reimbursement Process

Sample Letter for Surgeons to Send to Non ASR Patients 

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