<p><img src="http://www.tour2india4health.com/pic/zimmer.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Zimmer Knee Implant Discomfort
Since 2003, far more than 150,000 Zimmer NexGen Flex-Knee implants have been sold, and numerous patients have knowledgeable a substantially higher-than-expected failure of the replacement knee inside a handful of years of surgery - a single study reported the failure rate to be as high as 9% for the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component.
The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component is a non cement piece that attaches to the bottom of the thigh bone. In most knee replacement systems, a type of surgical cement is utilised to hold the component in position.
It is suspected that the high failure rate is linked to design troubles with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex replacement knees. However, Zimmer has placed the blame on the orthopedic surgeons and claims that failures were caused by surgical errors, issues with the approach or the sort of patient who received the knee implant.
Several prominent surgeons want a Zimmer NexGen knee replacement recall to be issued. At a March 2010 conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, two knee surgeons presented data suggesting that the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component failure rate could be as high as 9% and that the actual number of complications that demand revision surgery could be even greater. Numerous patients could expertise discomfort and loosening of their Zimmer NexGen knee replacement. The lead author of the study, Dr. Richard Berger, described the failure rate of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component as &ldquounacceptably high&rdquo. They also questioned the fact that the product was released for sale to the public without having clinical testing. This push by Orthopedic surgeons and patients who've received Zimmer Knee replacements may lead to a Zimmer Knee Lawsuit.
The researchers looked at 108 knee replacement surgeries utilizing the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Component. They located that 9 patients necessary knee revision surgery due to Zimmer NexGen knee loosening and discomfort. They also located that 39 patients showed evidence of radiographic loosening knee implants, which the physicians did not think had been associated to precise surgeons, approaches or patient type, thus people may pursue a zimmer lawsuit.
Patients have seasoned the following:
Knee Replacement Failure
Loosening of Replacement Knees
Other Knee Complications and Knee Discomfort
Other Zimmer Knee Products:
Zimmer MIS Tibial Component
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