Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant
Zimmer Holdings is one of the world’s most dominant orthopedic device makers. Their total knee replacement systems are some of the most widely used devices for patients suffering from degenerative joint disease.
However, recent reports have linked certain components of the Zimmer NexGen “high flex” knee replacement system to premature failure. Patients have complained of difficulty standing or walking, along with joint pain caused by loosening of the device.
At the National Convention of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in March 2010, two highly regarded orthopedic surgeons presented the following findings based upon their clinical experiences:
- Of 108 implanted Zimmer Flex NexGen devices, 36% were loose
- Over 8% of patients required a second surgery due to loosening and pain
Prominent surgeons, including former investigators working as consultants to Zimmer, have pushed for the manufacturer to recall their NexGen device.
If you or someone you know has had a Zimmer “high flex” NexGen Knee Implant and have experienced pain or any other side effect, you could be eligible to file a claim with our medical device lawyers in NJ. Contact our knee implant recall team today or get your free consultation. You can also give us a call directly for more information by dialing 855-800-0093.