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Metal-On-Metal Knee Implants (Zimmerman NexGen Knee Implants)

by on Friday, February 4, 2011

Use:  Used in knee joint reconstruction.

Issue:  Breakdown of metallic surfaces and abnormal wear.  Implants loosening and patients have to go through additional operations.

FDA Action/Recommendation: In 2008, adverse event reports began to surface in the FDA’s database of knee pain, indications of polyethylene wear, and variances in the sizes of implant componentsIn June 2009, the FDA announced a Class 2 recall of the Zimmer NexGen Legacy (LSD) knee. Class 2 recalls indicate that a medical device is “potentially dangerous.”

Company: Zimmerman