At a recent conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, several prominent knee surgeons presented data suggesting that the rate of failure for certain Zimmer NexGen replacement knee systems is “unacceptably high,” with many knee replacement patients experiencing loosening with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral implant and requiring revision surgery within a few years. The Zimmer NexGen knee lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential product liability lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems with this replacement knee product.
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This Zimmer NexGen knee has a “high-flex” porous femoral component that attaches to the bottom of the thighbone instead of using cement to keep the knee replacements in place. As a result of what some are considering a defective and unreasonably dangerous design, patients could have been exposed to an unnecessary risk of problems with Zimmer NexGen replacement knees.
According to the data presented earlier this month, knee surgeons at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago identified at least 9 patients who required revision surgery for the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee, and another 39 patients who had evidence of radiographic loosening.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the authors of the study have previously presented their concerns to the manufacturer and called for a recall of Zimmer NexGen knee replacement products from the market.
ZIMMER KNEE REPLACEMENT FAILURE AND COMPLICATIONS
Our product liability attorneys have been investigation Zimmer Durom Cup lawsuits against this manufacturer over the defective design of their hip replacement implants that were temporarily recalled in July 2008. In response to information on our website about those cases, we have received several calls from individuals who have experienced problems with Zimmer knee replacements.
The potential for Zimmer NexGen lawsuits are now being reviewed by our knee replacement lawyers for individuals who have experienced Zimmer NexGen replacement knee problems, including:
- Unexplained pain after knee replacement
- Loosening of replacement knee
- Revision knee surgery to correct problems with a Zimmer knee replacement
To review a potential case and find out whether you, a friend or family member may have a claim, request a free consultation with our Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement lawyers.