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‘Excuse me: You’re not using that hip, are you?’

Johnson & Johnson is recalling two different hip replacement implants due to a number of the products failing.

The two products being recalled are the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. About 93,000 of the products have already been implanted — most successfully.

Patients with the implants are advised to contact their doctors for monitoring annually.

The company has agreed to pay “reasonable and customary” medical costs related to the recall, including new hip replacement operations.

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