The original device in question – the tibial base plate of the Attune system – was redesigned with a different grit and cut outs on the underside to apparently improve the cementing of the piece to the tibia bone. The company launched the new device as the Attune S+.
In the summer of 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had issued a recall of the original component of the DePuy Attune Knee System. The FDA also noted that “medical device correction” was being advised for all DePuy Attune knee replacement models, which sums up to 3,474 units.
The Attune Knee has been touted as a novel design of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system, introduced to improve patient outcomes and increase longevity. It was designed by DePuy Synthes to improve stability and range of motion in patients undergoing knee replacement surgery, but some faced serious problems and required new interventions.
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the United States. Those who have suffered with severe pain from knee osteoarthritis, arthritis, or an injury, often elect to have a knee replacement surgery. In many cases, this can alleviate their pain and provide increased mobility. Many knee replacements can last up to 20 years and thousands of people are choosing to undergoing knee replacement surgery every year.
ATTUNE KNEE JOINS A LIST OF DEFECTIVE DEPUY REPLACEMENTS
DePuy Synthes, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson specialized in manufacturing orthopedic products, is regarded as a leader in the medical device industry, but has faced legal issues before over several defective devices.
Plaintiffs in cases against DePuy claim they experienced knee failure, needed new or revision surgery, suffered nerve and bone damage, and other severe side effects involving a DePuy Attune Knee.
If you have experienced suffering due to your Attune knee replacement, contact us today at 855-566-3752 to speak with an experienced medical device attorney that can advise you on your rights and lawsuit possibilities.
ATTUNE KNEE COMPLICATIONS
If you or a loved one received a DePuy Synthes Attune knee implant after January 2010, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries if you since suffered complications like this:
- implant loosening or unstable, sometimes causing fractures
- Increased pain and discomfort at the joint
- nerve damage
- infection or device fracture
- swelling around the knee and joints
- decreased mobility
- increased instability
DEPUY ATTUNE KNEE REPLACEMENT LAWSUIT
Even after the device component revision, many who have experienced the complications from this type of surgery – like hearing grinding or clicking while walking, nerve damage, and permanent decreased range of motion – are left to deal with the consequences, particularly the increased medical costs or loosing wage earnings.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications with the Attune Knee replacement, you may benefit from speaking with an experienced attorney at our firm. You may have reasons to seek compensation for damages.
Attorneys at Greg Jones Law have successfully recovered lost wages, medical expenses, and more due to the negligence of medical device manufacturers.
Contact us today online or call to speak with a knee replacement lawsuit attorney at 855-566-3752. Our firm offers a free consultation and an experienced legal team.