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J&J Hip Failure Rate as High as 49 Percent, U.K. Doctors Say

A hip replacement made by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit fails in the U.K. as often as 49 percent of the time, or four times what the company cited in recalling the device last year, a British orthopedists’ group said.

The British Orthopaedic Association and the British Hip Society said in a statement this week that data on the ASR XL Acetabular System from four surgeons show the rate of second operations, or revisions, ranges from 21 percent after four years to 49 percent after six years.