Zimmer Knee Replacement Linked to High Failure Rate

November 1, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who have been implanted with the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement and have experienced knee pain, loosening of the knee replacement or early knee implant failure.
Damages
Research has shown that the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implant has been linked to a higher than expected rate of failure and revision surgery.
Company(ies)
Zimmer Holdings
Additional Details
The Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee is a non-cement component which attaches to the bottom of the thigh.
Date
A Zimmer knee replacement recall has not yet been issued. However, new research regarding Zimmer knee implant failure of the NexGen CR-Flex was presented at a March 2010 conference among orthopedic surgeons.