The Kagan Law Firm is currently investigating DePuy Synthes Attune Knee injury cases throughout the United States. If you or a loved one have experienced a DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant failure after a full knee replacement surgery, please contact our office immediately to speak with one of our attorneys at (239) 466-1161.
What Is The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee And What Are The Problems Associated With It?
The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee System is a medical device designed by DePuy Synthes with the goal of improving knee stability and range of motion for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. This system was introduced by DePuy Synthes as a result of the company’s largest research and development program to improve function of the knee joint compared to previous models of knee replacement systems they have developed.
The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee implant was approved by the FDA in 2013, and as of recently there have been numerous cases reported of the device failing prematurely. A common issue being reported involves the tibial plate of the knee replacement prosthetic loosening. These premature failures have occurred within the first few years, and in some cases the first few months after surgery.
Hundreds of adverse event reports have already been sent to the FDA, many of which note the loosening of the device which results in extreme pain and a need for premature revision surgery.
Associated symptoms of premature failure also include:
- Instability of the knee
- Pain and swelling
- Loosening of the tibial plate
- Failure to bond
- Heat condition present in the knee
- Possible infection
How Do You Know If Your Knee Implant Has Failed?
If you are currently experiencing instability in your knee during everyday activities that require you to stand or put weight on it, or if your knee is moving backwards or sideways in any manner, this may be a sign of a defective device. These conditions may grow worse as time progresses and ligaments become inflamed and damaged.
In addition, you may begin to experience unusual swelling, pain, and heat within your knee. If you experience consistent pain, unusual swelling, or heat in your knee, these symptoms could be caused by a failed DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant.
What Are The Benefits Of Filing A Knee Replacement Lawsuit?
If you have experienced an early failure of your DePuy Synthes Attune Knee, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible. Our attorneys are here to help educate you of your rights and explain what your options are. If you have a viable case, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages including medical bills, lost wages, corrective surgery, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Contact our office today for a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys at (239) 466-1161, or simply fill out the brief contact form below and an attorney will contact you to discuss your case.