Recently, three surgeons made a recomendation to stop using certain Knee replacement deviceds made by Zimmer Holding, Inc. (ZMH). Specifically, the doctors stated they have encountered “unacceptably high” rates of loosening following the surgery. The product in question in known as the Zimmer NexGen knee. The specific problem involve a component that is attached to the thighbone without any cement to keep it in place.
You may recall the name Zimmer as they recently recalled a hip recplacement for unacceptable failure rates. This product is known as the Zimmer Durom Cup.
If you had a NexGen total knee replacment don’t panic. Some people dont have any problems with the product. However, if you are having problems contact your doctor to discuss your options. If a new surgery is necessary please contact a products liablity lawyer so all evidence can be preserved.
If you are having problems with a medical device such as the Zimmer Durom Cup, Zimmer NexGen Knee or the Johnson & Johnson Depuy Hip please feel free to give our office a call. One of our lawyers that deal with medical device recalls will be glad to answer your questions.