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Knee Replacements

Knee Replacement Lawyers & Lawsuits

Knee Replacement Lawyers & Lawsuits

Knee replacements are artificial implants used to replace part or all of a damaged knee joint. Made by various manufacturers, knee replacements can restore mobility and relieve pain. Despite their efficacy for some patients, however, knee replacements have been associated with some serious, possibly deadly complications.

The dangerous medical device lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm are ready to explain your legal options and help you get on the path to recovery and justice if you or someone you love has suffered a serious complication related to a knee replacement. Dedicated to providing quality representation, we can effectively advocate your rights while positioning your case for the best possible outcome.

Defective knee implants have been associated with serious complications and painful revision surgery. Injured patients can recover and hold negligent manufacturers accountable by filing a defective knee implant claim.

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Background on Knee Replacements

Also referred to as knee implants, knee replacements are most commonly used in patients between 50 and 80 years old who have suffered serious knee damage due to trauma or conditions like (but not limited to):

  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis (bone death).

While knee implant components can be made of metal, ceramic and/or plastics, generally, these devices are comprised of a:

  • Femoral component, which attaches to the thighbone and connects with the patellar component
  • Patellar component, which mimics the kneecap and lies between the other two components
  • Tibial component, which attaches to the shinbone and connects with the patellar component.

Knee implants can be secured via bone cement, which is generally used for less active or older patients, or cementless techniques, which is usually reserved for younger patients with strong bone structure surrounding the knee joint. When properly implanted, knee replacements typically last for about 15 years.

Companies that make knee replacements include (but may not be limited to):

  • DePuy Synthes, with model lines including the Attune, the LCS Complete, the Sigma and the S-ROM Noiles
  • Smith & Nephew, with model lines including the Genesis II, the Journey II and the Legion
  • Stryker, with model lines including the Avon Patello-Femoral, the Duracon TS, the Scorpio, the Triathalon and the Triathlon Tritanium
  • Zimmer-Biomet, with model lines including Gender Solutions, the Zimmer NexGen, the Zimmer Persona, the Oxford and the Vanguard Individualized Design.
Serious Knee Replacement Problems & Complications
Knee Replacement Recalls
Knee Implant Lawsuits & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
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