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Zimmer Knee Component Recall More Evidence of Carelessness

Zimmer Knee Component Recall More Evidence of Carelessness
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Zimmer Knee Component Recall More Evidence of Carelessness


Zimmer Holdings, Inc. first marketed and released to the public the NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement system in 2003. The NexGen CR-Flex was designed with the aim of creating a knee implant that would give users a greater range of motion than ever before and results were positive upon its release. The unique design allowed the NexGen CR-Flex to connect to the bone through natural ingrowth rather than a cement or epoxy that is commonly used in such implants. However, negative reports began to surface regarding the product far too soon after the product's release.

The most common complaint by patients in whom knee surgeons have implanted the NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement system is that over time it has loosened, causing pain. After experiencing such loosening, in many cases the patient has had to undergo a second surgery to fix the problem. The last thing a person who has already gone through the trying process of regaining the use of her knee through replacement surgery ever wants is to have to go in for more surgery just a few years later.

Although there has not been a general recall of the NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement system as of yet, back in September there was a Zimmer NexGen Recall of one component that has been used in some knee surgeries using the implant. The NexGen MIS Tibial Component and MIS Modular Tibial Plates and Keels, intended for cemented use only, were used in some of the CR-Flex implants designed to attach through natural bone ingrowth. Due to this issue, Zimmer had to send out an "urgent device correction" to knee surgeons instructing them to employ the revised technique for the NexGen components.

Any loosening or other discomfort caused by a defective knee replacement system can be debilitating for the sufferer. Such a defect causes difficulty walking, standing, or completing any activity that requires the knee to support the weight of the person. If Zimmer is found liable for this kind of harm, it may be required to compensate the victim for medical expenses, lost wages, and the time spent in pain.

Evidence continues to build that Zimmer did not adequately prepare the CR-Flex for its consumers. If you have undergone knee surgery, received a NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement system, and suffered from pain due to loosening of the device, you should contact the Rottenstein Law Group to determine whether or not you have a case. RLG's lawyers are well versed in product liability law and have a wealth of experience helping people that have been harmed by negligent companies.







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Zimmer Knee Component Recall More Evidence of Carelessness