Defective Zimmer Knee Complications
There have been several complaints of serious complications associated with Zimmer knee replacement products. Complications include component loosening, radiolucent lines, osteolysis, and component fracture. Many of these issues can cause the knee implant to fail. When this happens, replacement or revision surgery can be necessary to correct the problem.
Zimmer Knee Component Loosening
Component loosening has been a reported issue in almost every Zimmer knee recall issued by the FDA. Loosening of the installed device can cause the entire device to fail. This can be extremely dangerous because it can immobilize an individual as well as become extremely painful. Component loosening has been a documented issue with the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate, the MIS Tibial Components, and the NexGen LPS-Flex GSF Femoral Component.
Zimmer Knee Radiolucent Lines
Radiolucent lines are small holes or gaps that lie between the device and the bone, or between device components. Usually, radiolucent lines occur because the device was not installed and secured properly. Issues arise when these gaps fill with joint fluid or tissue. Additionally, debris from implant wear can become lodged in the radiolucent lines. If untreated, osteolysis, or bone damage, can occur. This can also lead to component loosening and failure.
Zimmer Knee Osteolysis
Osteolysis is the process of reverse ossification, or bone damage. The placement of foreign objects inside the body can cause the body to attack its own bone cells. In the case of knee replacement, radiolucent lines can become filled with fluid or debris, which can lead to serious bone damage.
Zimmer Knee Device Fracture
Device fracture is a serious complication associated with some artificial knee devices. The January 2012 recall of the Natural-Knee II Durasul All-Poly Patella made by Zimmer occured because several reports had identified that the device was prone to fractures. This caused device failure and additional patellar problems.
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Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by knee replacement surgery. Lawsuits have been filed against the device makers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the dangerous device. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our knee replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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