Zimmer Persona Knee Implant
The Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia is a widely used knee implant throughout the United States. Approximately 11,658 products were distributed beginning in March 2012. They come in sizes ranging from “C” to “J”, and are specified for the left and right knees. Distribution was worldwide, including the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
The Persona was initially created because its prior model, the Zimmer NexGen, was unable to maintain durability and loosened over time. Zimmer thought that their fallible product could simply be reconstructed and reissued as another model, which differed slightly in its range of motion. It was thought that the more limited range of motion in the Persona would stabilize the joint more.
However, the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate has been recalled by the FDA as of March 2015. It has been found that the implant has a significantly high failure rate, just as the NexGen did, due to its tendency to loosen as well as create radiolucent lines. These extremely high rates of loosening have forced Zimmer to launch a voluntary recall for all Persona knee hardware.
How do I know if I have a defective implant?
A feeling of instability, accompanied by a mechanical sounding noise is most common when a knee implant is loosening. An x-ray of the area will indicate a dark void between the implant plate and the bone. Ideally, the bone would have grown into the plate. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, or believe that this product may have been implanted and led to problems, you may be eligible for a case.
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