In March 2015, Zimmer Inc. issued a Class II recall for the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate after receiving an unusually high number of complaints involving premature loosening of the implant and poor fixation. The company has reported approximately 6 complaints per 1,000 devices implanted, which is higher than the rate of complaints for similar implants.
About 36% of the complaints involved patients who had symptomatic problems, radiolucent lines, and/or needed revision surgery due to premature loosening of the implant.
The recall includes nearly 11,700 implants in all lots and sizes C-J. They were sold from November 2013 through January 2015 throughout the United States and in other countries.
The Zimmer Person knee implant may be prone to loosening, severe pain, and the need for early revision surgery.
If you or a loved one received a Zimmer Persona Knee Implant and experienced:
- Loosening of the implant
- Radiolucent lines
- The implant was replaced
- Have been told by a doctor the implant needs to be replaced
- Received a recall letter
Contact National Information Systems today to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if you may qualify. There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait — act now.