Many artificial knees rely on a cement-like adhesive to bond the thigh bone to the portion of the knee replacement that bends. However, many surgeons try to avoid adhesives because they can break down, leading to device failure. To counter this, Zimmer offers an uncemented version of the CR-Flex knee that relies on the bone to naturally fuse with the knee implant.
In March 2010, a group of prominent knee surgeons presented data indicating nearly 9% of patients examined two years after knee surgery had knee replacement problems, and required a revision knee surgery. Of that data another 36% showed signs of loosening of the uncemented, CR Flex artificial knee. These failure rates are higher than expected, and are believed to be due to design defects. Based on the high number of calls we have received, we believe other models of the Zimmer NexGen artificial knee may also be defective, and will ultimately necessitate a knee recall.
Potential knee replacement complications include:
Patients have been reporting knee replacement problems related to Zimmer knees since at least 2008. If you have had knee replacement surgery, talk to your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where you had your surgery to find out whether you received a Zimmer knee, which may eventually be included in a knee recall.
For privacy protection reasons, the orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where your surgery was performed may require that you request this information in person.
The Zimmer knee recall is effective across the United States, and if you don’t live in Oklahoma, we can still help you if you live in:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Whether you are in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or any other city in the state of Oklahoma, if you have a Zimmer knee replacement, you may be entitled to compensation, although there is currently no official knee recall. Contact one of our knee replacement recall attorneys immediately for a free consultation by using our contact us form, or by calling us toll free at (877) 917-5250.