U.S. FDA recalls the Zimmer Knee Persona® Tibial Plate
Last month the FDA has recalled Zimmer knee replacements which have shown a high likelihood of failure. The Zimmer Persona® Trabecular Metal™ Tibial Plate which is one of three critical parts of the replacement unit has shown to have tendencies to pull away from the lower leg bone. Patients with the Zimmer knee replacement have reported loosening of the joint and now radiolucent line are showing up in x-rays.
With the new recall patients using the Zimmer Knee replacement will most likely need to undergo another surgery to replace the Tibial Plate component of the knee replacement.
To date there have been over 11,000 of these Zimmer knee replacements installed in just the three years that the product was first brought to market. This is not a good sign for the future performance of the defective product as doctors expect the knee replacement to perform correctly for up to 20 years and beyond.
Patients with the defective knee replacement have reported lack of motion, knee pain, joint popping and general knee instability.
Zimmer Knee Replacement lawsuit claims
DeGaris & Rogers defective product attorneys are currently gathering data for Zimmer Knee Replacement Persona® Tibial Plate claims. If you or a family member have one of these knee replacements we strongly urge you to contact one of our attorneys. You have rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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