If you or a loved one had a knee replacement surgery and required revision surgery or suffered otherwise after surgery, you may be entitled to compensation.
What is the Attune Knee System?
The Attune Knee System was first approved by the FDA in 2010 and was sold by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes subsidiary. The Attune knee implant is a medical device designed to improve function through mobility and stability of the knee joint. However, in a recent study published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, several prominent orthopedic surgeons reported that they have encountered an unusually high rate of premature failures of the Attune Knee. The surgeons discovered that the glue typically used to hold an implant in place does not stick adequately to the tibial component of the Attune Knee System. As a result, the tibial component loosens and the entire knee replacement is destabilized.
Knee replacements are typically expected to last a minimum of 12-15 years but some fail much sooner. Some patients have reported that their DePuy Attune Knee is failing only a year or two after the implant. The failure of a knee replacement system often requires painful and invasive revision surgery, as well as extensive rehabilitation or irreversible damage.
What Are Some Symptoms of Knee Replacement Failure Should I Look Out For?
- Serious complications can result when a knee replacement fails prematurely:
- Knee instability
- Decreased range of motion
- Persistent Pain
- Loosening of knee replacement parts
- Fractures of the bones or bone loss around the knee replacement
- Warmth or heat in the knee
The DePuy Attune Knee System Recall and Lawsuit
There is no current recall for the Attune knee system even though multiple reports have been filed with the FDA for the same mechanism of failure. However, lawsuits have been filed alleging that DePuy was negligent in the design and production of the Attune knee device and the failure to warn patients of the risks associated with the device.
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