The risks associated with revision surgery are substantial. A patient must undergo several surgeries to correct any defects in the implant. A medical research study may uncover the defect, which may lead to the development of a lawsuit. This article examines some of the risks associated with the Oxinium Knee Implants lawsuit. The products recalled include Smith & Nephew’s Attune, Exactech’s Durom Acetabular Cup, and Stryker Corporation’s Trident acetabular cups.
Revision surgery carries a greater risk for the patient
Revision surgery can be performed when a failed implant has caused a serious complication. The surgeon will first carefully remove the original implant and assess the soft tissues and prosthesis parts in the knee. A platform block may be added to the main components. If significant bony loss exists, metal augments can be used to make up for the deficiency. Sometimes, bone graft material is used to rebuild the knee. Revision surgery for Oxinium Knee Implants is more complicated due to the need to remove bone cement from the primary knee replacement.
Revision surgery is more complicated than the first procedure and is associated with a higher risk of complications. Additionally, the patient will require additional reconstructive surgery, which involves a longer recovery period. In addition, revision surgery can be more expensive and invasive. The number of lawsuits filed over Oxinium Knee Implants demonstrates that this type of implant carries a higher risk.
Defective knee implants can be discoverable through medical research
Many people have discovered that Oxinium knee implants are defective. These defective implants fail to bond to the patient’s knee. This failure has caused increased rates of infection, inflammation, and swelling. Thousands of people have lost time from work due to these problems. Smith & Nephew, the company that made these implants, was forced to recall them in 2003. Now, they’re facing lawsuits for product liability.
This new material offers many benefits, but there are several downsides. Oxinium knee implants have a higher failure rate than cobalt chrome implants. In controlled wear testing, an implant with a scratched surface reduces its lifespan by more than 10 percent. Because of this, patients may need to undergo another surgery to replace the worn implant. A patient’s case for filing a claim for defective Oxinium knee implants is unique, and they may be entitled to compensation.
Smith & Nephew’s Attune
Since October 2006, many people have filed a lawsuit against Smith & Nephew over the defective Attune and Oxinium Knee Implants. Many people are complaining of pain and discomfort. The FDA has recalled nearly 40,000 knee replacements due to faulty components. Oxinium implants are recalled for several reasons, including poor bonding and early failure. Ultimately, these implants can cause pain and may need revision surgery.
The failure rate of Smith & Nephew knee replacement systems is high, which leads to revision surgery and increased medical costs. These knee replacements were designed to last 10 to 20 years, but are failing at an alarming rate. If you are suffering from pain or discomfort from your Smith & Nephew knee replacements, you may be entitled to compensation for revision surgery, medical costs, and pain and suffering.
Exactech’s Durom Acetabular Cup
In 2008, Zimmer Inc. filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleging a disproportionate number of patients developed loose cups during Durom Acetabular Component (DAC) procedures. The cup was meant to fuse with the hip socket without cement, but in some cases, the implant failed to affix to the hip bone. Zimmer has not yet issued a recall for the device.
In 2007, Exactech recalled its Connexion GXL acetabular liner because it caused polyethylene inserts to prematurely wear out. It is the company’s legal duty to make sure its products are free of manufacturing defects and safe to use. The company’s 2021 recall is an admission that its implants were defective, and as a result, it can be held accountable for any injuries caused by its faulty implants.