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  Class 2 Device Recall DEPUY ASR RESURFACING FEMORAL HEADS see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 23, 2010
Date Posted March 24, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 29, 2013
Recall Number Z-1765-2011
Recall Event ID 57177
510(K)Number K032659  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, femoral, resurfacing - Product Code KXA
Product TOTAL ASR FEM IMP SIZE 43, DEPUY ASR RESURFACING FEMORAL HEADS, DePuy Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) Hip Prosthesis System.

The DePuy ASR Resurfacing Femoral Heads are designed for use in hemi-arthroplasty applications to replace the articular surface of the femoral head. The implants consist of a one-piece, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum (Co-Cr-Mo) metal femoral head with a short stem used as a cential guide pin. The implants range in sizes 39mm through 63mm to suit varying patient anatomy.

The femoral resurfacing heads have a polished exterior surface and an internal cavity designed for use with bone cement for fixation to the patient's prepared femoral head. The implant allows for the minimal removal of bone from the femoral head, replacing the bone with a metal shell (cap).
Articulation occurs between the polished femoral resurfacing implant and the patient's natural acetabulum.

Prescription Use, Sterile.

The DePuy ASR Resurfacing Femoral Heads are intended for cemented use in partial hip replacement procedures (hemi-arthroplasty). Indications are for patients suffering severe pain and disability due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, congenital hip dysplasia, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, or slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Additional indications include other abnormalities where major pathology affects the femoral head; where the acetabular cavity is normal and not deformed or weakened; and where acetabular replacement is either not required or not desirable.
Code Information Part Number 999890043, Size 43, All lots
Recalling Firm/
Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
700 Orthopaedic Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-3994
For Additional Information Contact ASR Helpline
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
As part of our ongoing post-market surveillance of all products, DePuy is continually evaluating data from a variety of sources including national joint replacement registries, published literature, company sponsored clinical trials, internal complaints data and unpublished clinical research reports. DePuy Orthopaedics issued a Field Safety Notice in March 2010 after receiving new data from the
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action DePuy Orthopaedics issued a Field Safety Notice in March 2010 to all affected customers. The Notice identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to share the Field Safety Notice with their organization and any organization where the ASR products may have been transferred. Customer were instructed not to implant the ASR devices. Patients who received the ASR System should be informed of this recall and instructed to return for a follow up visit. Patients with radiographic changes indicative of product failure should be addressed according to normal procedures. All other patients should be followed according to the April 22, 2010, and May 25, 2010 UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Device Alerts. Follow up for all patients implanted with ASR acetabular cups at least annually for five years postoperatively. Beyond five years, follow up in accordance with locally agreed protocols. For patients who are symptomatic or implanted with a cup angle greater than 45 degrees, particulary where a small component has been implanted.: " Consider measuring cobalt and chromium ion levels in whle blood and/or performing cross sectional imaging including MRI or ultrasound scans. " If metal ion levels in whole blood are elevated above 7 parts per billion (ppb) for either metal ion, a second test should be performed three months after the first in order to identify patients who require closer surveillance, which may include cross sectional imaging " If MRI or ultrasound scan reveals soft tissue reactions, fluid collections or tissue masses, then revision surgery should be considered. DePuy representatives were to assist with returns of any remaining inventory. For questions regarding this recall call 574-372-7333.
Quantity in Commerce 58
Distribution Worldwide
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KXA and Original Applicant = DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.