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Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement

Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement 1999 : 2005 Zimmer NexGen Flex Knee systems have a 155 degree range of motion (high-flex), which provides a greater range than the industry standard of 125 degrees. The FDA cleared the Zimmer LPS-Flex Knee Dr. Richard A. Berger, a Zimmer consultant, implanted 125 patients with the knee device but follow-up X-rays show the DEVICE HAD NOT FUSED PROPERLY for sale on the market. 2007 and was loose. Knee devices are supposed to last 10-20 years without incident and according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons many can last longer than 20 years. However, the high-flex feature of Zimmer NexGen Knee systems According to the 2007 Annual Report of the Australian Orthopedic Association, the revision rate for a Zimmer High-Flex Knee was 2009 MAY CAUSE THE DEVICE TO FAIL AT RATES IN A PERIOD OF TIME. According to the 2009 Annual Report of the Australian Orthopedic Association, 4.3% AFTER 3 YEARS HIGHER SHORTER 6.7% AFTER 5 YEARS 120 REVISION SURGERIES were reported from patients implanted with the Zimmer High-Flex Knee. Zimmer recalled a knee component because “the titanium portion of the implant may separate from the trabecular metal material." 9.6% AFTER 8 YEARS Zimmer has three knee products that have become the subject of lawsuits: Dr. Berger stops implanting NexGen Flex Knee replacement systems in patients. Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex Knee Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial component. 2010 lowa Senator, Charles Grassley, wrote a letter to Zimmer asking how the company "tracks the long-term performance" 2011 COMMON SIDE EFFECTS: Stiff joints Decreased range of motion Swelling Pain The Bone and Joint Journal published a medical study that found of its products. Additionally, Senator Grassley troubled by Zimmer's refutation of safety concerns "high-flexion designs have a greater risk for femoral component loosening than conventional TKR designs." was SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS: Nerve Damage Device loosening Fracture Device dislocation raised by consultants. In September 2010, the FDA issued a recall for Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial component. The recall was based on 114 adverse event reports that stated "the device loosened and the patient required additional surgery." In December 2010, Zimmer recalled certain lots of Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex Knee systems and components. Call d'Oliveira & Associates These serious side effects may require multiple surgeries to correct device failure. at 1-800-992-6878 for a free consultation

Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement

shared by dmlaw on Jan 12
Many patients have alleged that their Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacements have caused serious injuries. The company introduced its first NexGen Knee in 1994 and by 1999 it released “high flex” version...


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