Zimmer NexGen LPS GSFZimmer NexGen® LPS-Flex Recall

Commonly asked questions about Zimmer’s NexGen LPS-Flex:

What Is Zimmer’s NexGen LPS-Flex?

The NexGen LPS-Flex Mobile Bearing Knee and NexGen T”PS-Mobile Bearing Knee are both semi-constrained, non-linked, posterior-stabilized, rotating platform mobile bearing total knee prostheses, which are part of the larger NexGen Complete Knee Solution, Legacy KneePosterior Stabilized (LPS) system.

Zimmer’s NexGen® LPS-Flex GSF Femoral component was a knee replacement device specifically designed for women. It was believed that this device was the best option for women due to superior fitting parts resulting in increased stability. Unfortunately, several complaints of component loosening and collapse of the component were reported. Eventually, Zimmer voluntarily recalled certain lots of this device stating the implants in those lots had “nonconforming geometry”.

What Are Complications Of Zimmer’s NexGen LPS-Flex?

Component loosening in knee replacement devices can lead to other serious complications such as bone fracture and complete device failure. When a knee implant fails, or other problems are created inside the knee, knee revision surgery is often required. This can be painful and require increased recovery time.

Potential adverse effects associated with mobile bearing knees such as the NexGen LPS-Flex Mobile Bearing Knee and NexGen LPS-Mobile Bearing Knee systems according to the FDA include:

  • Excessive wear secondary to damage of multiple mating wear surfaces that can initiate osteolysis which may result in loosening of the implant
  • Tibiofemoral bearing disassembly
  • Tibiofemoral subluxation
  • Dislocation and/or joint instability
  • Knee stiffness

Any of these adverse effects may require medical or surgical intervention.

FDA Releases Warning About Zimmer’s NexGen LPS-Flex

The FDA issued Warnings about Zimmer’s NexGen LPS-Flex which advise the patient to avoid notching, scratching, or striking the device, improper preoperative or intraoperative implant or damage can lead to fatigue fraction and/or excessive wear.

Avoid improper positioning and alignment of the implant components. The risk of implant failure is higher with inaccurate component alignment or positioning due to unusual stress conditions which may occur.

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