Zimmer Knee Replacement

The popularity of the Zimmer knee replacement skyrocketed until patients starting having severe pain because of them.  Doctor Richard Berger, a former Zimmer Holdings employee, started to notice that these artificial knees were failing within two years instead of lasting the 15 years they were supposed to.  He voiced his concerns to Zimmer Holdings and was told that it was the way he was surgically implanting them, and it had nothing to do with the implant itself.  Later on, this proved to be untrue, as Berger conducted a study that showed just how much of a negative effect these devices were having on patients.  The results of Doctor Berger’s study were presented at the annual conference for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

 A degree of Zimmer NexGen knee failure was reported in over one-third of the recipients, and nine percent of patients required a complete knee replacement.  Others suffered from severe pain and swelling, stiffness in the joint, bone breakage, and infection.  Despite all of this, Zimmer refused to acknowledge any defect with the device and also refused to take it off the market.  Doctor Berger stated that he implanted the device into 125 people in 2005, and by 2006, X-rays indicated that the device was loose and had not fused completely.  There are so many people that have been subjected to this painful Zimmer NexGen implant and are looking for a way to reap the benefits they were promised and deserved all along. 


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