Posts Tagged 'zimmer'

Zimmer Biomet Recalls Shoulder Device Due to High Fracture Rates

zimmer recalls shoulder implantMedical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet has recalled its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder implant. The device was intended for patients with rotator cuff tears who have developed a severe type of shoulder arthritis known as arthropathy and had a previously failed shoulder joint replacement.

The Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder is being recalled because the devices are fracturing at a higher rate than is stated in the product’s labeling. Device fractures may result in the need for revision surgeries ...

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$9.2 Million Awarded in Zimmer Hip Lawsuit

zimmer durum cup case leads to settlementAccording to Reuters, a Los Angeles jury has awarded $9.2 million to a man who claims he was injured by a Durom Acetabular Component, or Durom Cup. The verdict marks Zimmer’s first loss in litigation over its Durom Cup hip implant.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zimmer’s Durom Cup in 2006 for use in total hip replacement systems. But only a year had passed when one ...

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Zimmer Hip Implant Component Recalled

fda issues recall on zimmer hip implantsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall of a Zimmer hip implant component used in hip replacement systems. The M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks is a Tivanium alloy device is used by surgeons to fit hip replacement systems to individual patients.

According to the FDA notice, the Zimmer devices were recalled due to higher-than-expected levels of manufacturing residues resulting from a ...

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Adverse Event Report Finds Fault with Zimmer Hip Implant Components

adverse event report filed over zimmer hip implantAn adverse event report submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2014 outlines safety issues with Zimmer trabecular metal primary hip prosthesis femoral stems. The report includes cases where patients who were implanted with the component experienced implant corrosion and aggravation to surrounding soft tissue.

While Zimmer is not currently facing any lawsuits over its trabecular metal primary hip prosthesis femoral stems, the Indiana-based company still ...

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Zimmer Recalls Thousands of Persona Knee Implants

zimmer persona knee implants recalledAccording to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Zimmer has issued a class 2 recall of over 11,000 units from its Persona line of knee implants. Zimmer has attributed the recall to complaints of loosening of the implant and the appearance of radiolucent lines—gaps between the components of the device or between the device and the bone that can result in severe pain, inflammation, and bone damage. Either of these ...

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Zimmer Hip Lawsuits Filings on the Rise

lawsuits over zimmer hip implants have been consolidatedIn June 2010, 240 Zimmer hip lawsuits were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. Court for the District of New Jersey. Nearly five years later, that number continues to grow, with new cases filed as recently as December 2014.

Zimmer Holdings is a medical device manufacturer based in Warsaw, IN. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Zimmer’s new Durom Acetabular Component, or Durom Cup, for ...

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