Any patient fitted with Oxinium Genesis II or Profix II implants.
Muscle damage or infection from improper bonding.
Revision surgery may be required in certain cases.
Recalled in 2003
Smith Nephew, the makers of Oxinium Knee Implants, have issued a voluntary recall of selected Oxinium Genesis II and Profix II knee implants, admitting that they do not bond as intended. This could potentially lead to joint or muscle damage, increase chances of infection, and require revision surgery.
The cementless versions of the Oxinium Genesis II and Profix II were recalled in 2003 after the device’s impaired bonding ability meant many patients had to have revision surgery for their knee implants. Knee replacement surgery remains one of the most commonly performed replacement surgeries in the U.S., following its introduction in the 1970s. Smith Nephew Oxinium devices were offered from January 2000 until recall in September 2003, and the affected cementless devices should no longer be used.