Commonly asked questions about Zimmer knee replacement devices:
- What are Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial components?
- What are complications of Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial components?
- FDA issues warnings of Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial components
- TV commercial about Zimmer knee replacement lawsuits
- Can I file a defective Zimmer knee lawsuit?
- Our no-fee promise on Zimmer cases
- How do I start a knee replacement claim?
What Are Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial Components?
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. manufactures a number of products for knee replacement procedures. As part of its NexGen knee replacement line, the company made the Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Component. This component was created for use in minimally-invasive surgery (MIS). The Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Component is used to replace the patient’s tibia, or shinbone. The Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Component is used during knee replacement procedures that involve a smaller incision in order to insert the knee replacement device.
The MIS Tibial component was used in minimally invasive procedures, which are surgeries that are conducted with much smaller incisions than regular surgeries. These procedures can reduce blood loss and recovery time if performed correctly. However, Zimmer claimed that reduced visibility due to the minimally invasive procedure lead to surgeons unable to properly align the implant and cement it into place.
What Are Complications Of Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial Components?
Zimmer has consistently maintained that the failure rate is indicative of improper surgical techniques and not because of inherent issues with the design of the product itself. These are some of the complications that Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial Components have:
- Component loosening
- Bone Fracture
- Implant dislocation
- Debris from typical use
- Component corrosion
FDA Issues Warnings Of Zimmer’s NexGen MIS Tibial Components
Zimmer’s MIS tibial component was used in NexGen® Flex Knee procedures, including the LPS-Flex and CR-Flex. In April of 2010, due to increased complaints of device failure, Zimmer issued an urgent safety notice regarding the MIS Tibial component. According to the FDA, the firm received complaints of loosening of the implanted device requiring revision surgery. There have been 114 MDRs filed reporting that the device loosened and the patient required additional surgery to replace the device. In September of that same year, the FDA classified Zimmer’s safety notice as a Class II Recall.
Zimmer has since altered the surgical technique used to insert the implant. The FDA recall status was terminated on March 28, 2011.
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Can I File A Defective Zimmer Knee Lawsuit?
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 devices. 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 defective knee lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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