British Armed Forces Minister Relates DePuy ASR Experience
In Britain, an estimated 10,000 people have received the DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant. According to a new report, one of those persons is an armed forces minister and former soldier who underwent a hip implant procedure back in 2006. Five years later, he claims that the development of a non-cancerous tumor in his leg can be attributed to the implant, something that he says his doctor backs up. His doctors also reportedly have told the man that a revision surgery will be necessary if the man stands a chance of eliminating the pain he faces when climbing stairs or standing up for long intervals of time. His plight is yet another example of patients being negatively impacted by the DePuy ASR as part of a situation that has led to thousands of lawsuits being filed.
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