The NYTimes is reporting, that new and popular hip and knee implants are not better than predecessors. So much for marketing and gimmicks claiming the ‘new and improved’,or that modern innovation, advanced these products with patients benefitting. Here is a link to the NYTimes: “New and Popular Hip & Knee Implants are Not Better than Predecessors”.
The author, and sponsor of this blog is Gabriel F. Zambrano. Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., has been investigating and representing patients who received recalled Metal on Metal hip joint implants manufactured by DePuy. The DePuy ASR family of products was recalled during August 2010. This recall drew attention to other popular Metal on Metal (MoM) hip joints, the potential that they were failing across manufacturers at a higher rate and the need for additional surveillance and reporting to public health authorities. Additional information on these products, other recalls and related investigations is available at ASRLawsuits.com and JointRecall.com
What does an example of a knee joint look like? Take a look at this photo. Modern science has made tremendous progress in advancing medicine. However, people are not guinea pigs and must be fully informed of potential risks, adverse events and complications before they can truly agree to undertake them.
Additional photographs and information is available at JointRecall.com, a website sponsored by Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., the sponsor of this blog and post. Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., is actively investigating cases of failed Metal on Metal (MoM) hip joints, DePuy’s recalled ASR MoM implant, as well as the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex.
On June 19, 2010, the NYTimes reported in “Surgeon vs. Knee Maker: Who’s Rejecting Whom?”, an insightful story by Barry Meier, on a growing controversy between Zimmer Holdings, an orthopaedic joint implant manufacturer and a former Physician/Spokesperson Dr. Richard A. Berger.
Dr. Berger has become an outspoken critic of a product he once promoted. He now claims that Zimmers knee joints have the potential to generate excessive pressure because of their innovative design leading to a high failure rate in patients. This results in patients need a revision surgery and explanation of medical hardware.
Specifically, Dr. Berger is critical of the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex a particular model. The NYTimes quoted their former spokesman as saying “I have lost confidence”.
The sponsor of this blog and post, Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., is investigating cases of explanation, the need for revision surgery and related monetary damages, as well as injuries from the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex. Additional information on knee joints, hip joints, Metal on Metal joint implants (MoM) is available at JointRecall.com