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In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued notice of a recall of Zimmer Inc.’s Persona Knee implant. Zimmer voluntarily recalled the product due to a high volume of consumer complaints.
The Zimmer Persona Knee system is a semi-constrained modular knee prosthesis designed to resurface the articulating surface of the femoral, tibial, and patellar bones. The Persona Knee system utilizes a modular design between the tibial plates and articular surfaces
Over 11,600 components of Zimmer’s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate have been recalled. The most common issues are asymptomatic radiolucent lines, which are the gaps between the knee replacement and the bone, and loosening implants that have resulted in revision surgery. For these reasons, a number of different sizes and lots of the product have been recalled.
Patients who suffer complications related to this product may also experience:
We also represent people who have suffered injury after receiving the Zimmer hip implant, the Zimmer NexGen knee implant, or medical devices manufactured by Stryker, Wright, Biomet, and DePuy.