Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement

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Zimmer recalls persona knee implant

In March 2015, Zimmer Inc. issued a Class II recall for the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. The device-maker has received an unusually high number of complaints involving premature loosening of the implant and poor fixation. The company has reported approximately 6 complaints per 1,000 devices implanted, which is higher than the rate of complaints for similar implants.

About 36% of the complaints involved patients who had symptomatic problems, radiolucent lines, and/or needed revision surgery due to premature loosening of the implant. Zimmer warned:

“Aseptic loosening of cementless tibial implant components is one of the most prevalent causes for revision in total knee arthroplasty and a number of factors may contribute to the loosening failure mode, including patient characteristics, rehabilitation protocol and compliance, surgical technique, and product features.”

The recall includes nearly 11,700 implants in all lots and sizes C-J. They were sold throughout the United States and other countries from November 2013 through January 2015.

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Reasons for the persona knee implant recall

Zimmer recalled the Persona knee implant due to “an increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines.”

Radiolucent lines are dark lines that are seen on X-rays. They are a symptom of a poorly-fixated knee implant. They are also associated with premature loosening and failure of the acetabular component of the knee implant.

Zimmer marketed the Persona knee as the “most clinically successful knee replacement more personalized than ever.” Instead, many people who were implanted with this device have experienced serious problems or needed revision surgery.

Common problems with zimmer persona knee implants

Contact our attorneys today if you or a loved one experienced any of the following problems:

  • Knee pain
  • Loosening of the knee replacement
  • Poor fixation
  • Knee replacement failure
  • Decreased mobility
  • Revision surgery

If you’re suffering from problems caused by a Zimmer Persona Knee Implant, call Shunnarah now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Zimmer Persona Knee Implants

What are known complications with Zimmer Persona Knee Replacements?

Zimmer Persona Knee Replacements have been reported to cause several complications, which can include loosening of the implant, premature wear, and pain that can lead to difficulty walking or standing. In some cases, these issues necessitate revision surgery, where the original implant must be replaced. This can result from design flaws, manufacturing defects, or issues with how the implant was fitted.

How can I identify if my Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement is failing?

Symptoms that may suggest a failing Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement include unusual or increased pain around the knee, swelling, instability or inability to bear weight, and decreased range of motion. If you experience any of these symptoms persistently, it is crucial to consult with your orthopedic surgeon. Diagnostic tests such as X-rays or an MRI can help determine the status of the implant.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve had complications with my Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement?

Eligibility for filing a lawsuit depends on various factors, including the specific nature of your complications, the impact on your quality of life, and the evidence linking these issues to the knee replacement device. If the device failed due to defects in design, manufacturing, or inadequate warnings about potential risks, you might have a valid claim. A specialized attorney can help determine your eligibility for filing a lawsuit.

What types of compensation can I receive if my lawsuit against Zimmer for a Persona Knee Replacement issue is successful?

Compensation in a lawsuit concerning Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement complications typically covers medical expenses, including costs for any necessary revision surgeries, rehabilitation, and follow-up care. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages if the complications have affected your ability to work, and potentially future medical expenses related to ongoing treatment. In cases where negligence is proven, punitive damages may also be considered.

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