Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Ohio
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 Ohio
Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Knee Replacement
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease and the main thing that drives people to needing a knee replacement. Over time, the cartilage in the knee wears away, causing pain and stiffness, and making it difficult to move. Though there are other treatments that can help with osteoarthritis, for most, the problem eventually because serious enough that a knee replacement is needed.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee and your doctor has suggested knee replacement surgery or you believe knee replacement surgery is the option for you, what do you need to know?
Relief is Not Immediate
For most, knee replacement surgery brings to an end the discomfort that accompanies osteoarthritis in the knee. Unfortunately, that relief takes some time. There is a recovery period that requires a great deal of rehabilitation and during that time, you are likely to experience ongoing pain. The good news is the pain improves a little as each day passes, unlike the way it was prior to surgery when things were only getting worse. Essentially, with surgery, it is supposed to get worse before it gets better, but in most cases, it does get better as long as you are one of the lucky ones that experience no complications following surgery.
Knee Replacement Surgery Can Be Risky
Though there are many successful knee replacement surgeries performed every day, there are also many that end unsuccessfully. For many patients, unsuccessful replacement procedures create a need for follow-up surgeries to repair problems.
Recovery is Tough
In addition to the risks you need to worry about, you also need to take on the arduous task of recovery after surgery. Most people endure at least three months of physical therapy following knee surgery. These are exercises done in a physical therapist’s office or hospital, as well a number of additional exercises performed at home. Being diligent about physical therapy is essential to your recovery and as a matter of fact, it is unlikely surgery will be a success unless you commit to physical therapy. In order to really enjoy the benefits of knee replacement surgery, you must rehabilitate your knee once the device is in place.