DePuy Discontinues Pinnacle Hip Devices, Citing Decline in Sales

As of May 2013, more than 4,000 Pinnacle hip implant cases have been consolidated to the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of Texas.

Although claims are based on the same problems and injuries as those caused by the DePuy ASR system that was recalled in August 2010, DePuy has refused to recall the Pinnacle hips. Almost 3 years after the ASR recall, DePuy has now announced that it will no longer manufacture or distribute the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacements or the Pinnacle metal-on-ceramic hip replacements. They will cease manufacturing of the devices in August of 2013.

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