For those that have gone through knee replacement surgery, it has come as a shock that some of the biggest names in the implant business have been included in a recent knee replacement recall. This recall has included more than 90,000 devices; leaving many to wonder if they have wound up with one of the faulty implants.
The manufacturers involved in the current recall are DePuyOrthopaedics, Zimmer, and Stryke. One thing that patients should be aware of is time. The law only allows a certain amount of time for affected individuals to act. This is why it is imperative that patients experiencing issues or injuries due to their knee replacement device do not delay.Anyone suffering from failed surgery can file Depuyknee lawsuit.
DePuyannounced at the end of August that they were recalling the ASR XL Acetabular System and that they would be assisting health care providers as well as patients who have the implant by supplying needed information, picking up the costs for visits to their doctors, any necessary tests, and the coverage of associated surgeries.
Patients who have the DePuykneereplacement, or more specifically the ASR XL Acetabular System, the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Stryker Trident PSL, or the Stryker Trident Hemispherical Acetabular Cup may not realize that they have these implants.
However, there are some signs that knee replacement patients should be on the lookout for. These include: popping, clicking, swelling, loosening or dislocation of the implant, severe and constant pain, and knee fracture.