The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate – which is a part of the Persona Knee System, marketed as “the Personalized Knee System” by Zimmer.
Class II recalls involve devices that may be responsible for adverse outcomes that are reversible, usually through revisionary surgery. The manufacturer received continuous complaints about the knee implant loosening, forcing them to announce a voluntary recall.
This is not a comprehensive list of all complications, there may be more later as reports surface. However, as of the publication of this information, symptoms include:
In less than three years, the Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement System went from the newest, most advanced knee implant to a recalled product that requires revisionary surgery to correct. Almost 11,700 Zimmer Persona systems were implanted into patients between 2013 and 2015.
Zimmer is one of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world. Many of it’s implants have been the topic of product recalls, most notably the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement and the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement. Nearly 40,000 Zimmer CR-Flex NexGen knee systems were recalled in 2014 because the screws were determined to be defective, causing them to loosen or fail.
The Zimmer Durom Cup was recalled by the FDA in late 2008 after Zimmer wouldn’t recall the device themselves. Patients suffered extreme pain as metal shards came loose from the metal-on-metal design of the Zimmer Durom Cup. Others experienced issues whereby the cup itself did not adhere properly and came loose, requiring more revisionary surgery.
If you received a Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement and have experienced any complications as a result, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer.
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