The defective Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex product that have caught class action networks lawyers attention is a Femoral Implant. The femoral implant is synthetic device used to cap the femur (the thigh bone) at the point where it connects to the tibia at the knee. It is made of porous fiber metal and a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy, and is attached to the femur without cement, unlike many other traditional knee implants.
Most people who undergo a Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Knee Replacement procedure do so to relieve debilitating pain for which drug treatment and physical therapy did not provide adequate relief. The principal causes of the pain for which knee replacement surgery is done includes:
- Meniscus tears
- Ligament tears
- Degenerative arthritis (usually osteoarthritis)
- Cartilage defects
Approximately 130,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Since the Zimmer NexGen knee replacement system has been on the market, almost half a million people in the US alone have had Zimmer knee implants. However, the Zimmer knee replacement, namely the NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component, has recently been linked to a variety of problems, from loosening of the implant to failure of the replacement knee, requiring revision surgery.
If you or a loved one has been implanted with a faulty Zimmer Knee replacement call Class action lawyer Network division of defective orthopedic devices today