Zimmer Persona Knee Implant
Every year, thousands of Americans will undergo Total Knee Replacement surgery. Receiving a knee replacement can help dramatically improve the quality of life in many patients that suffered a serious injury, or experience chronic knee pain.
Unfortunately, some knee implant devices are defective and can cause serious medical complications and even painful and expensive revision surgeries.
Zimmer Patients Experience Painful Side Effects
Between 2012 and 2015, tens of thousands of knee replacement patients in the U.S received one of Zimmer’s Persona® Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implants. However, many of these Zimmer Persona hip implant devices are defective, and thousands of patients are experiencing painful side effects as a result of device failure.
Patients that received defective Zimmer’s Persona® hip implants have experienced serious medical complications including:
- Swelling and joint pain
- Bone fractures
- Joint dislocation or popping
- Reduced range of motion
- Device loosening
In many cases, additional revision surgery may be required in order to remove these defective medical devices. Revision surgeries are not only dangerous, they can also require long periods of expensive and painful physical rehabilitation.
FDA Recalls Zimmer Persona® Implants
On March 12, 2015, the FDA announced a Class II recall of all Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implants due to “an increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines.” A total of 11,658 Zimmer Persona® knee implants were affected by this recall.
Device loosening has proven to be a widespread product defect experienced by thousands of Zimmer Persona® patients. When a knee implant begins to loosen, large gaps can form in between the knee implant and the bone. These gaps, known as radiolucent lines, are visible on x-rays and are a common indicator of device failure.
Device loosening can cause painful side effects and even damage bone tissue through a process known as Osteolysis.
Henson Fuerst Can Help
If you or a loved one were injured or required revision surgery after receiving a Zimmer Persona® metal knee implant device, call the experienced North Carolina Product Liability attorneys of Henson Fuerst at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online.
When you call Henson Fuerst, you will receive a FREE, confidential consultation with one of our experienced Defective Product attorneys. We will purse your case with dedication and compassion and do everything in our power to ensure that your rights are protected. You will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing unless we achieve a recovery for you.