Experiencing Problems with a DePuy Knee Implant?

November 1, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients implanted with DePuy Orthopaedic's knee Limb Preservation System (LPS).
Damages
The sleeve component of the LPS System may pose a fracture risk and potentially put the patient at risk for infection, compromised soft tissue, loss of limb, loss of function or death.
Company(ies)
DePuy Orthopaedic Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson
Additional Details
The LPS is an end-stage revision knee product which allows surgeons to reconstruct severe soft tissue damage and bone defects which result from tumors, severe trauma, infection and difficult revision arthroplasty. The device is designed to replace both the knee joint and lost bone in the leg.
Date
In Feb. 2013, the FDA issued a Class I recall on the diaphyseal sleeve used in the knee LPS system. The agency has reportedly received six reports of fractures and four reports of loosening in the sleeve joint.