Zimmer NexGen Knee
Helping patients throughout the United States who have been affected by the NexGen knee recall involving the MIS tibial plate and who have suffered from problems caused by a defective Zimmer NexGen knee replacement and representing families in filing Zimmer NexGen recall lawsuit claims.
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If you had knee replacement surgery and have received a NexGen knee implant and had to undergo revision surgery due to problems including: loosening of the implant, pain, infection or difficulty walking you may have important legal rights. There currently is a limited NexGen knee recall for a specific tibial component, however according to some patients and critics there have been problems related to the Zimmer NexGen replacement.
In September 2010, Zimmer, Inc. announced a NexGen knee replacement recall of a specific tibial component of the Zimmer knee implant. This Zimmer NexGen recall is only for a specific component piece, however some research has revealed a higher than acceptable failure rate involving the Zimmer knee and some doctors have expressed their opinion that there should be a general Zimmer NexGen knee recall. It is estimated that since 2003, the NexGen knee replacement has been implanted in more than 150,000 patients. This potential recall would only affect a relatively small number of patients who had knee surgery since 2003 and where the recalled tibial plate was used. Some patients have already reported experiencing knee implant problems including: serious or ongoing pain, infection, swelling and loosening or dislocation of the implant.
Knee replacement is usually a success in the majority of people who have it. When problems do occur, most are treatable. Possible problems include:
- Infection – Areas in the wound or around the new joint may get infected. It may happen while you’re still in the hospital or after you go home. It may even occur years later. Minor infections in the wound are usually treated with drugs. Deep infections may need a second operation to treat the infection or replace the joint.
- Blood clots – If your blood moves too slowly, it may begin to form lumps of blood parts called clots. If pain and swelling develop in your legs after hip or knee surgery, blood clots may be the cause. The doctor may suggest drugs to make your blood thin or special stockings, exercises, or boots to help your blood move faster. If swelling, redness, or pain occurs in your leg after you leave the hospital, contact your doctor right away.
- Loosening – The new joint may loosen, causing pain. If the loosening is bad, you may need another operation. New ways to attach the joint to the bone should help.
- Dislocation – Sometimes after hip or other joint replacement, the ball of the prosthesis can come out of its socket. In most cases, the hip can be corrected without surgery. A brace may be worn for a while if a dislocation occurs.
- Wear – Some wear can be found in all joint replacements. Too much wear may help cause loosening. The doctor may need to operate again if the prosthesis comes loose. Sometimes, the plastic can wear thin, and the doctor may just replace the plastic and not the whole joint.
- Nerve and blood vessel injury – Nerves near the replaced joint may be damaged during surgery, but this does not happen often. Over time, the damage often improves and may disappear. Blood vessels may also be injured.
We represent all patients affected by the Zimmer NexGen recall for the tibial plate on a contingency basis which means that there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please call toll free or fill out our short online contact form and a NexGen knee lawsuit attorney will contact you to answer any of your questions.
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