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Hip Replacements - Metal

Newsdate: 31 January 2012

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) can confirm that when the original medical advice alert came out in August 2010 about issues with this particular type of hip replacement, the ASR hip replacement and resurfacing models, WWL immediately investigated the situation with regard to any of our patients potentially being affected.

WWL staff rapidly identified 52 patients with DePuy ASR replacements and these patients were immediately placed on active review and long-term follow up schedules.

We have received several telephone calls and emails from worried patients who have had a hip replacement and would like to reassure all our patients that anyone who has undergone this type of replacement has been contacted in 2010.  However, if any patients are unsure of the type of implant they have or require any further information or support and advice please contact Arthroplasty Practitioner Service Helpline 01257 256372.

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