Meyers & Flowers warns Knee Replacement Patients of numerous reported failures of the DePuy Synthes Attune Total Knee System
Meyers & Flowers is warning total knee replacement patients of emerging reports of high rates of early failures of the DePuy Synthes Attune Total Knee System, often occurring just a few months to few years after surgery.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year as a solution for those experiencing severe knee pain and mobility issues. Unfortunately, a high rate of patients with the DePuy Synthes Attune Total Knee System are reporting an alarming number of failures of the knee replacement device.
The unusually high-rate of failures are potentially caused by debonding or loosening of the tibial baseplate of the knee implant at the cement interface. For more than 700 patients effected so far, this translates into several physical symptoms which may include pain, inflammation, instability, swelling and instability. Loosening may also cause additional injuries ranging from severe bone loss to serious muscle damage which often leads to the need for revision knee replacement surgery and a lengthy recovery.
Additional information on the failure rates of the DePuy Synthes Attune Total Knee System can be found in the September 2017 edition of the Journal of Knee Surgery.
Meyers & Flowers has a history of success litigating cases for patients with defective knee replacements. Our attorneys specialize in prosecuting large corporate medical device manufactures such as DePuy Synthes.
If you have had a knee replacement surgery and you suspect your DePuy Synthes Attune Total Knee System is failing, it is important that you contact our office right away. As a leading firm in this litigation, one of our attorneys will review your case to determine whether you are among those whose rights may be affected.