Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Texas
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 Texas
What Happens Before and After Knee Replacement Surgery?
One you and your doctor determine knee replacement surgery is the right option for you, the procedure will be scheduled and you will be given instructions to prepare for surgery. There are also a number of things that need to occur in the days and weeks leading up to your surgery.
Part of the period of time prior to surgery will include an evaluation of the joints adjacent to the knee. The stronger your hip and ankle joints the better and faster recovery will be following the procedure. You might also be given instructions for strengthening these joints prior to surgery, depending on the amount of time you have before the procedure. Should your hip or ankle joints also be injured, recovery could be longer and more painful than necessary. Depending on the cause of the hip or ankle pain, your doctor might even recommend postponing knee replacement surgery until the other injuries heal or are treated.
Tests to Evaluate and Prepare You for Surgery
Patients undergoing knee replacement surgery are evaluated for their tolerance of certain medications. In some cases, existing prescriptions, including blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications might be adjusted or stopped completely just prior to surgery. Make sure your primary care doctor and surgical team are both aware of any medications you are currently taking, including those that are herbal or non-prescription.
Preparing for surgery also includes routine blood tests to check your kidney and liver function. You will give a urine sample so your doctor can determine if you are anemic or have any sort of infection or metabolic disorder. Chest x-rays and an EKG are used to check the health of the heart and lungs. In some cases, if there is damage to the heart or lungs, anesthetic cannot be given and surgery will not be an option.
Patients weighing more than 200 pounds might be encouraged to lose weight prior to their surgery, depending on their body mass. When a patient is overweight, it increases risk for loosening or failure of the knee replacement device and it makes recovery from surgery longer and more strenuous. If you haven’t already, discuss with your doctor what you can do to reach a healthy body weight and improve the odds your knee replacement surgery will be a success.
Finally, your doctor will once again review with you the various risks and what you need to do to reduce those risks as much as possible. The healthier a patient going into surgery the better the odds the surgical procedure will be successful.