What Is The Finsbury ADEPT?
The name ‘Finsbury ADEPT’ refers to a type of metal-on-metal hip replacement implant. This was marketed as a leading implant with “precision bearings” using techniques that were utilised specifically for metal-on-metal implants.
The implants were manufactured by Finsbury Orthopaedics (now owned by DePuy International, part of Johnson & Johnson). Finsbury manufactured both total hip replacements (known as the ADEPT 12/14 modular head system) and resurfacing metal on metal hip implants.
In January 2013, Finsbury Orthopaedics recalled the ADEPT 12/14 modular head that was used on metal-on-metal hip implants and then in January 2014, also recalled their ADEPT resurfacing implant for all components smaller than a 48mm femoral head.
The reason for the recall was due to much higher revision rates than expected. Revision refers to any surgery that the patient requires to remove and replace the initial hip implant and how many years after implantation that revision surgery it required.
The 12/14 modular head had a seven year revision rate of 12.1% from 381 patients in the UK, and the resurfacing implant had a seven year revision rate of 11.64% for head sizes smaller than 48mm.
It is thought that there have been over 3,000 ADEPT resurfacing implants in the UK across the entire size range, with the main reason for revision surgery being soft tissue reactions and excessive pain.
Both implants recalled have a tendency to cause excessive metal wear debris, which results in the need for premature revision surgery for the patient. This debris causes metal ions to be released into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream which can destroy tissue and bone leaving some patients with a disability.
How You Can Claim
Our product liability solicitors are currently acting for a number of individuals who have been supplied with, and suffered injury from, the ADEPT 12/14 modular head and/or resurfacing implant with a head size smaller than 48mm.
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