Defective Knee Replacements
Zimmer NexGen Defects
Knee surgery (partial knee surgery or total knee replacement) is one of the most popular surgeries in the United States. It is after all the largest join in the body and it does support most of one's weight.
Most knee replacement patients are between the ages of 60 and 80 years old due to wear and tear and arthritis, but many younger patients may also require surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or a torn meniscus due to a sports injury playing basketball, soccer or tennis. If you have difficulty in bending, squatting, kneeling, and walking or any of the knee issues referenced above, you may require a knee replacement.
Up until know, when body parts like the knee begin to wear out, it seems that science and technology have always been there to help us with a replacement. While advances continue to develop, manufacturers must be certain that their products perform as advertised; otherwise it will create serious issues for patients in the future.
Over the years, several different knee replacements have failed including Smith and Nephew; and Sulzer which have resulted in a whole host of health issues for patients. The most recent knee recall is against Zimmer regarding their high-flex and gender solution devices.
The FDA was urged to recall the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacements for failure rates higher than expected according to a 2010 report. The report stated that 9% of people with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component knee replacement required a revision surgery within two years and that 36% of patients reported a loosening of the knee replacement.
Complications of Zimmer NexGen Knee included:
- Replacement of Zimmer NexGen artificial knee device
- Loosening of artificial knee device
- Knee pain or joint pain
- Difficulty walking or standing (putting weight on the knee)
If you a loved one have suffered adverse affects from a Zimmer Knee Replacement, contact our defective products lawyers at Murray Guari Trial Attorneys. We work on a contingency basis, which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free at 1-877-645-2974.