WARSAW, Ind. (AP) -- More trouble surfaces at Johnson & Johnson's joint replacement business.
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. says it's recalling two of its hip replacement products.
The company, based in Warsaw, Ind., says a new study shows higher-than-expected rates of patients needing a second hip replacement procedure. That's called revision surgery, and is needed when an artificial joint doesn't fit perfectly, causing pain and trouble walking.
The recalled systems are the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System. Acetabular refers to the bowl-shaped socket part of the hip.
On Tuesday, DePuy was warned by the Food and Drug Administration that it is illegally marketing two other joint replacement products.