Zimmer Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. The voluntary recall follows complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening of the knee implant. Radiolucent lines are gaps between the component and the bone. These gaps can then fill with fluid and can cause bone damage and lead to loosening and implant failure. Hospitals and surgeons were warned of the urgent medical device recall on 2/16/2015. In total 11,658 Zimmer Persona knee implants were recalled.
FDA Issues Notice on Zimmer Persona Knee Replacements
The FDA posted a recall of the Zimmer Persona knee implant on March 12, 2015.
Zimmer designs, develops and manufactures orthopedic products like knee and hip implants. The Zimmer Persona knee replacement has only been on the marketing about three years, while most joint implant devices have an expected life of 15 to 20 years.
Do You Have a Defective Zimmer Knee Replacement?
In most cases, if you have a defective knee implant, a revision surgery is required. You may be able to pursue compensation for medical expenses, revision surgery, lost wages and more. WKW’s defective medical device attorneys are investigating lawsuits regarding the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant. If you believe you have this implant, contact us at 317-920-6400 or fill our our online free case evaluation form.