Since 2003, more than 150,000 Zimmer Nex Gen Flex – Knee Implants have been sold and many patients have experienced a higher than expected failure of the replacement knee within a few years of surgery. One study has reported the failure rate to be as high as 9% for the Zimmer Next Gen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component.
The Zimmer Next Gen component is a non cement piece that attaches to the thigh bone. In most knee replacements systems, a type of surgical cement is used to hold the component in position.
It is suspected that the high failure rate is linked to design problems with the Zimmer Next Gen replacement knee. Several prominent surgeons want a Zimmer Next Gen knee replacement recall to be issued.
Recent study looks at 108 knee replacements using this component. The study found that 9 patients required knee revision surgery due to Zimmer Next Gen knee loosening and pain. They also found that 39 patients showed evidence of radiographic loosening knee implants which the doctors believed were not related to surgical error, approaches or patient type.
Patients have experienced the following –
- Knee replacement failure
- Loosening of replacement knees
- Other knee complications and knee pain
What Can You Do If You Have Received a Zimmer Knee Replacement Device?
If you or a loved one have experienced severe complications after knee replacement surgery with a Zimmer Next Gen CR and Zimmer Next Gen CR-Flex Porous Femoral Implant it is important for you to immediately contact our office and speak to Liam Moloney, Personal Injury Solicitor, who can help protect your potential legal claim for compensation. If you would like more information please feel free to contact Liam Moloney , Solicitor, at 045 898000 or simply log onto our website at www.moloneysolicitors.ie for further information.