Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Zimmer Knee Lawsuit Arkansas
Zimmer® Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia. If you or a loved one received a Zimmer Persona® Knee Replacement and are suffering certain side effects you may deserve compensation for your pain, suffering and medical expenses. Call us today Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 for a free case review or simply fill out our contact form below and a lawyer will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your possible claim. You must act quickly before any time limits expire. Zimmer Knee Lawyer Arkansas
Can Knee Replacement Cure Osteoarthritis?
Officially there is no cure for osteoarthritis. There are treatments that help you manage the pain and undergoing joint replacement surgery can make the pain and loss of mobility disappear completely. However, there is no magic pill you can take to eliminate arthritis in your body and you are always at risk for osteoarthritis developing again. For most, the best way to deal with the pain is to undergo knee replacement surgery. After trying other options for eliminating the pain it might be the only one left.
If you want to “cure” your current osteoarthritis pain and restore mobility, what should you know about knee replacement surgery?
Surgery is Work
Many people believe they will undergo surgery, wake up from the anesthesia and be a brand new person. In some ways this is true – after all they have a man-made knee joint now. Unfortunately, feeling like a new person takes time. Most people participate in at least three months of physical therapy following a knee replacement operation. The therapy is hard work and they must be willing to participate fully in order to regain mobility and strength. Some people find physical therapy to be even more painful than their condition before surgery, but in most cases the temporary pain is worth a lifetime ahead of relief.
Surgery Presents Risks
You might be living with pain day in and day out, but at least you know what you are up against. Some people forgo surgery because they are frightened of the unknown. What if the pain after surgery is worse than what they have now? What if a mistake occurs and they lose all mobility?
These concerns might seem as if a person is overreacting out of fear, but there are very real risks with knee replacement surgery. Problems can occur and some patients found they would have been better of living with the pain they had.
It is possible for the replacement device to cause problems in a patient’s body and in some cases, the problems are severe enough that follow up surgeries are required. Sometimes the issue is apparent immediately, but sometimes it takes years for problems to arise. Knee replacement is not considered a permanent solution, though you should be able to expect that it will help you for several years. Unfortunately, if a knee replacement device is not constructed properly there is a good chance you will need revision surgery much sooner than expected.
So should knee replacement be seen as a cure for osteoarthritis of the knee? For some, absolutely, but in other cases, the risk is too great. Speak with your doctor if you are curious into which category you fall.