DePuy Attune Knee Replacement
Weintraub Law is representing clients who have been implanted with the DePuy Attune Knee System Replacement in lawsuits alleging that the manufacturer failed to warn them of dangerous risks associated with the device.
DePuy Attune Knee System Failure Rate
In 2017 the Journal of Knee Surgery published a study titled: "Unusually High Rate of Early Failure of Tibial Component in ATTUNE Total Knee Arthroplasty System at Implant-Cement Interface."
The study found that hospital databases were reporting a high number of revisions of knee implants due to loosening of tibial components. These failures may be occurring because the device was designed with an abnormally smooth surface resulting in the medical glue not properly bonding the implant to the patient’s tibia bone. This can cause a range of complications, such as loosening and dislocation of the device, in addition to metal debris.
Risks of a Revision Surgery
In addition to enduring a second surgery, which has the same risks and side effects as the original implantation surgery, there are additional risks in patients undergoing a revision surgery. When you have a second operation in the same location, you face an increased risk of morbidity due to infection, a risk that the revision surgery will not be effective due to additional scar tissue, and other problems associated with the revision surgery.
There is an inherent risk when you undergo a surgical procedure. In addition to overall complications, if you’ve had a DePuy knee implanted you may be suffering from:
Swelling of the knee
Lack of flexibility
Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in your body
Loosening of the implant within your body
Bone fracture within your implant site
Nerve, muscle, and bone damage
If you are a hip implant recipient and think you may be affected but are not sure, call (504) 656-6280 today to speak with one of our defective medical device attorneys and learn if you qualify for compensation. We are happy to answer your questions free of charge.
Filing a Lawsuit
As a national firm experienced in representing clients injured by defective devices, Weintraub Law is prepared to file appropriate lawsuits on behalf of patients who have received DePuy Attune devices.