Get the compensation you need with a knee replacement lawyer in Tennessee on your side
About 130,000 Americans each year undergo knee replacement surgery or knee arthroplasty. The procedure requires the implant of a prosthesis (typically made out of metal alloy and plastic). The knee implants typically last as long as 20 years, but sometimes problems occur not long after implantation. In some cases, patients need to undergo a second surgery to address a defective knee implant.
Zimmer Holding Inc.’s NexGen CR-Flex knee implant is one such brand that may be defective based on studies by two Chicago surgeons. The studies found a high percentage of knee replacement patients were experiencing implant failure. One study concluded that 36 percent of implants were loose two years after the implant procedure was performed. Oxinium knee implant is another knee replacement product that may be linked to defects or serious adverse side effects.
Defective knee replacement side effects
Defective knee implants may lead to any of the following:
- Pain or discomfort
- Revision knee surgery
- Loss of mobility
- Difficulty walking
- Loose feeling in the replacement joint
Contact Meade Injury Law Group today
If you or a loved one experienced knee implant side effects or problems due to a defective knee replacement, contact an experienced eastern Tennessee products liability lawyer. Call (423) 464-7779. Meade Injury Law Group can stand up for you and demand justice.