As with all new medical technologies, the Zimmer NexGen knee replacements were meant to revolutionize the knee replacement industry. With little to no FDA review they were rushed to market with the hopes of offering previously undreamed-of levels of mobility to the thousands of people suffering from decreased range of motion and chronic pain due to deterioration of their knees. Zimmer orthotics’ NexGen knee replacements offered hope to everyone from young athletes to people just hoping to regain their independence. The devices were touted as offering increased range of motion, increased stability, and even needed less surgery than past generations of knee replacements. However, the products were rushed to market with inadequate human testing and soon patients began to develop complications that lead to pain, suffering, and often revision surgeries.

A typical knee replacement lasts about 15 years, but many patients with Zimmer NexGen knee replacement devices find their knee replacements failing often within just a few years.

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Zimmer Knee Replacement Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of knee replacement devices?

In 1973, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. introduced the first metal and plastic knee replacement device. Since 1995, more than 1.45 million knee systems have been implanted in patients in the United States. In 2009 alone, domestic sales aone totaled more than a billion dollars. To date, Zimmer remains the most successful manufacturer, primarily because of its popular “NexGen” models.
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What are the potential complications of revision surgery?

The potential complications of revision surgery are themselves painful and debilitating, and can result in permanent damage or even death: Complications from anesthesiaThrombophlebitis (blood clots in the legs)InfectionMyositis ossificans (calcium deposits in soft tissue around the knee joint, causing inflammation of muscles where they meet the bone)Loosening where a metal component or cement... read more?

What are the symptoms of knee replacement or implant problems?

Some of the symptoms associated with failure of these devices include: Loosening of the attachment between the bone and artificial device, which occurs in both cemented and uncemented artificial jointsPainful stiffness or infectionFractures near the artificial jointInstabilityWear and tear on plastic partsBreakage, especially metal breaks from constant weight-bearing stress ... read more?

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