Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Washington DC
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 Washington DC
Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery?
Determining whether or not you need knee replacement surgery will require input from your doctor. However, understanding what makes a person a good candidate for surgery can help you determine whether or not to speak to your doctor about this option if you are experiencing knee pain, stiffness, or discomfort.
Who Undergoes Surgery?
Knee replacement surgery is an option for people whose knee joints are damaged, either from a disease, an injury, or arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of knee problems that lead to surgical replacement. In most cases, other treatment is attempted before surgery is considered. When less invasive treatment fails or stops working over the course of time, patients and their doctors can consider replacement surgery.
Surgery to replace your knee is considered safe and effective, but it is not for everyone. If you are not healthy enough to have surgery in general, you will not be considered for knee replacement surgery. Likewise if you are unable to participate in physical therapy after surgery. Physical therapy is an essential part of a successful replacement procedure, so if your health prevents you from rehabilitating after the procedure, your doctor will likely recommend another, less invasive treatment for dealing with your current pain.
Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery?
There are risks involved with knee replacement surgery. As with any surgical procedure, patients must be concerned about infection, blood clots, and negative reactions to anesthesia. In addition to general surgery risks, there are risks specific to knee replacement, including continued pain and stiffness in the joint, blood vessel injury, nerve damage, and malfunctioning of the replacement device. It is important to speak with your doctor and carefully consider the best device option for you.
Timing of Surgery
Finally, you will want to consider your current lifestyle and support system. You might be a great candidate for the surgery, but without support during your recovery it could be tough to enjoy a successful procedure. Consider whether or not you are able to miss time from work and how your family will adjust to your being immobile on a temporary basis. Most of the time patients choose to be temporarily disabled over suffering through a lifetime of worsening knee pain, but it is important to consider when would be the ideal time for your procedure.