Knee replacement surgery is a very common procedure and can make a huge difference in the quality of life for someone suffering from chronic knee pain. But recently many brands of knee implants are going bad years earlier than expected. Some are even failing after only a few months. It’s causing thousands of people across the U.S. to undergo painful revision surgeries and other medical procedures. For a lot of patients, they end up worse-off than before their knee replacement surgery.
What’s Going Wrong with Knee Replacements?
Companies that make knee implants originally designed them for short-term use in elderly patients who had a shorter life expectancy. Baby boomers and younger patients who got knee replacements expected their implants to last decades, but that’s not what’s happening. In many cases, there is little research or testing on the long-term use of these knee replacement systems, and patients are suffering because of it.
SYMPTOMS OF A DEFECTIVE KNEE IMPLANT
- Chronic Pain in the Knee Joint
- Unusual Swelling
- Instability or Loosening of the Joint
- Persistent Pain or Throbbing
- Warmth or Heat in the Knee
- Nerve, Muscle or Bone Injury
- Fracturing or Breakage of the Implant
Knee Replacement Lawsuits
Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is nationally known for aggressively representing people hurt by orthopedic implants. We are concerned about the growing number of patients experiencing severe complications from their knee replacements. Our attorneys are actively investigating the DePuy Attune and Zimmer Persona knee implant systems. Both DePuy and Zimmer have a history of selling orthopedic products that are eventually recalled or removed from the market because of high revision rates and failures.