DePuy Pinnacle: Update

A lot of concern has recently mounted in respect of the Pinnacle hip replacement which is manufactured by Depuy. This implant is still on sale and has not been subject to a recall.

Evidence suggests that like the DePuy ASR, the Depuy Pinnacle has a higher than normal revision rate as a result of metal debris. The newsnight/BMJ investigation (referred to above) discovered that DePuy altered the design of the Pinnacle implant without any clinical trials being conducted. Some experts believe that the design of the Pinnacle implant is responsible for the high levels of metal debris that is found in patient’s blood.

We are currently investigating claims in respect of the DePuy Pinnacle implant. If you or somebody you know is suffering as a result of the DePuy Pinnacle or the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System or a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our dedicated team on 0151 733 33539 or 02082090166. Alternatively, you can email us at or fill out our online enquiry form which can be found at