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New Urgent Field Safety Notice for the Finsbury ADEPT Resurfacing System

Concerns about hip resurfacing as Johnson & Johnson issue hip safety notice

31 January 2014

Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd, part of the Johnson & Johnson group of companies has issued an urgent Field Safety Notice (FSN) in relation to the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System.

The notice was issued this month and advises that analysis of supplier feedback date at the National Joint Registry (NJR) indicates that the revision rates for head sizes less than 48mm in diameter is higher when compared to larger head sizes. The estimated revision rate at 7 years is 11.64% for head sizes less than 48mm and  is 6.43% for head sizes 48mm and larger.

Surgeons have been advised to cease use of all ADEPT Hip Resurfacing systems where the head size is less than 48mm in diameter and follow up any patients who have received the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System.

Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd was acquired by DePuy in December 2009. DePuy distributed the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System under the Finsbury label until September 2011, at which time the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System was acquired by MatOrtho Ltd. MatOrtho Ltd, the current manufactures of the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System have also issued a FSN and advised that head sizes of less than 48mm in diameter and corresponding acetabular cups will no longer be marketed.

Leigh Day has been approached by several patients who have been implanted with the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System.

Patients implanted with the ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System are suffering from similar symptoms to patients with the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle components.  Patients are commonly experiencing groin pain, swelling and clicking of the joint.

Tina Patel, a product liability lawyer at Leigh Day commented “We have been campaigning for tighter regulation of medical devices to ensure that prostheses are properly tested before being implanted in patients. Patients that have been implanted with devices that are shown to be defective are entitled to substantial compensation for their pain, suffering and financial loss.”

Medical device lawyers at Leigh Day are currently acting on behalf of over 750 claimants who have been implanted with metal on metal hip implants and we are experts in the field. If you or a member of your family has been affected by the Finsbury ADEPT Hip Resurfacing System. please call or email Tina Patel on 020 7650 1311 to discuss your personal situation. 


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