Disclaimer - By publishing this information on this Web site, the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman LLP is not claiming to represent any clients or cases mentioned here. The content provided is designed to inform readers and is not intended as legal advice.

Boston Products Liability: Defective Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement Devices Can Cause Painful Injuries

Our Boston injury lawyers represent clients in Massachusetts injured because they were implanted with defective medical devices. If you believe that you or someone you loved was injured because of a defective NexGen CR-Flex Zimmer-brand knee implant, do not hesitate to contact us right away.

The Zimmer knee replacement device is a Femoral implant. Unlike other traditional implants, cement is not used to attach this synthetic device to the femur.

It was just last year at an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference that doctors offered data that the Zimmer knee implants may have a failure rate that is too high for a knee replacement device. The study conducted found that out of 108 knee replacement surgeries involving a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement device, nine of the patients needed correction surgery. Also, 39 of the patients experienced radiographic-loosening knee implants. The doctors involved in the research believe that the reason this happened was because the Zimmer knee implants may have design defects.

Signs that your Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement may have become loose:
• Unexplained knee stiffness following your surgery for knee replacement • Knee pain • Swelling • Problems walking • Limited range of motion in the knee joint • Limping • Difficulties placing weight on the knee
Patients with a defective NexGen CR-Flex Zimmer-brand knee implant may have to undergo knee replacement revision surgery. This can be a painful and costly procedure and will require recovery time.

Related Web Resources:

Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement, Zimmer
Arthritis: Knee Replacement Surgery, WebMD

More Blog Posts:

Boston Products Liability Lawsuits Filed Over DePuy ASR Hip Devices, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, January 4, 2011
Defective Medical Device?: DePuy Hip Replacement Recall Leads to Products Liability Lawsuits, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, September 29, 2010
Restoring to Injured Patients the Right to Sue Medical Device Makers, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, February 26, 2009
Contact our Boston Zimmer knee replacement lawyers today.