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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Problems

If you have a Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial component you should have received a letter informing you of the recall. The first step is to consult your doctor.

Below we have a compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the Zimmer NexGen knee recall below. These answers to these questions are not meant to replace personal medical advice and treatment. Remember that both the medical and legal consequences of the Zimmer knee recall will depend upon your personal experience with the Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement System.

Which Zimmer NexGen knee replacement systems were recalled?
Zimmer recalled the NexGen MIS Tibial Components, which could have been used with Zimmer NexGen CR/CR-Flex and NexGen LPS/LPS-Flex knee replacements.

What are some of the symptoms of a failing or faulty Zimmer NexGen Knee replacement system?
The Zimmer NexGen knee replacement problems will differ from person to person and if you have the recalled component it's important you consult with your doctor even if you haven't had any problems at all. The most typical problems with certain Zimmer NexGen knees are caused by a loosening of the device's attachment to the bone, causing:
  • Persistent Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Instability
  • Dislocation of the Knee Implant
  • Osteoarthritis

Will I have to have another knee replacement surgery?
If you have experienced problems with your Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system a surgery for a secondary knee replacement may become necessary. Only your doctor can evaluate your condition and answer this question.




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