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Lead Surgeon Designer of the Recalled DePuy ASR™ Hip Tells Orthopedic Community that All ASR Patients Are At Increased Risk and Must Be Monitored Closely

Before DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled the ASR model artificial hip in August 2010, Dr. Thomas P. Schmalzried of the Joint Replacement Institute in Los Angeles, the self-proclaimed “lead surgeon designer” of the heavily-marketed metal-on-metal device, extolled the ASR as superior to other artificial hips and he encouraged fellow orthopedic surgeons to implant the ASR in…

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