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Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Knee Replacement

DISCLAIMER: Please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your use of any FDA-approved drug or device.

On March 12, 2015, the FDA released a Class 2 device recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Knee Replacement. The devices recalled were distributed from November 29, 2012 through January 23, 2015.

Why was the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Knee Replacement recalled?

According to the FDA release, Zimmer recalled its knee replacement due to, “An increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines.” This means that the implanted device was loosening, causing pain, and potentially leading to a revision surgery. Zimmer reports that 6 out of every 1000 implants may fail, which is higher than expected based on similar devices.

What are some of the symptoms resulting from the recalled Zimmer knee replacement?

  • Knee pain
  • Loosening in the device
  • Pain with standing or walking
  • Revision surgery

What should I do if I have a Zimmer Knee Replacement?

The recall is not for all Zimmer Knee Replacements. You should consult with your orthopedic surgeon to see if your knee replacement was recalled. If you have been implanted with a recalled device, or have already had treatment for a failed implant, contact one of our Knee Replacement Attorneys today by calling 317-660-2548 or click here to fill out a “Get Help Now” form and we will reach out to you.

DISCLAIMER: Please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your use of any FDA-approved drug or device.