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Have you suffered a failure after a Zimmer CR Flex Cementless Porous Femoral Head knee replacement surgery? Is revision or removal required?
In 2008, Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a medical device maker and considered a leader in the field of hip and knee replacements, issued a recall on its NEXGEN Complete Knee Solution MIS Total Knee System. MIS means minimally invasive surgery. The Zimmer recall occurred after the device appeared to potentially have broken during surgeries leaving fragments of metal in patients’ knees. Later, Zimmer clarified the recall by citing that the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) instrument was what was recalled not the knee implant itself.
Then, more recently, a study was published that suggested that this particular NexGen implant itself was failing at a high rate. The publication was titled, “The High Failure Rate of a High-Flex Total Knee Arthroplasty Design”.
Minimally invasive total knee replacement involves a smaller incision of 4 to 6 inches as opposed to the longer incision of 8 to 10 inches. With a smaller incision, there is less damage to the tissue around the knee which can mean a shorter hospital stay, less recovery time, and less scarring. Although an artificial knee can be implanted through a smaller incision, doctors differ on their opinions as to whether or not MIS can be accomplished as well as longer incisions.
However, does this recent evidence now suggest that people who received the Zimmer NexGen MIS part in connection with a Total Knee Replacement of the tibia may be at increased risk of loosening or outright failure? Further study and investigation may ultimately provide the answer to this question.
Have you suffered a knee replacement failure after surgery using this particular Zimmer implant? If so, please contact us for a legal free case evaluation.