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September 4, 2018. Another lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Synthes and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, for problems with its DePuy Attune knee replacement implant. The problems experienced were allegedly caused by failure of the knee replacement’s tibial baseplate and the cement.
Total knee replacements, often referred to as TKR or TKA (total knee arthroplasty), are fairly common procedures today with almost 600,000 performed each year. However, there are some serious complications you should be aware of that can occur a year or more after the procedure has been done.
Knee replacements, like hip replacements, are relatively common procedures to improve one’s mobiliy and quality of life. In fact, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become an acceptable method of treating severe arthritis of the knee.
Thousands of people have filed knee replacement lawsuits in recent years claiming device manufacturers are selling faulty implants. A growing number of patients with DePuy Attune knee replacement devices report loosening problems with the device. As such, lawsuits are being filed over the side effects when the device fails.
A serious complication following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a periprosthetic fracture. This involves the distal femur, proximal tibia or the patella, occurring more often in the supracondylar area of the distal femur.
Knee replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) is a common orthopedic procedure used to relieve pain, give back mobility and return you to normal activities.
In a total knee replacement, the damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced by a prosthetic implant made of metal, plastic or a combination.
In August, we updated you about failures that were occurring with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant. One of the most common issues was loosening of the tibial plate.
The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant System was designed to improve stability and range of motion in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. However, the device has been linked to numerous reports of tibial component loosening leading to debilitating complications.
An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with artificial knee implants reports Consumer Safety Watch. For about 90% who have a total knee replacement, it is a very successful surgery “relieving the pain, enabling patients to return to work and improving quality of life. However, for some, the procedure is not quite so successful.