Health complications after DePuy Attune knee replacement surgery?
DePuy Attune Knee System is experiencing an “unusually high” rate of early failure related to its tibial components, according to a new study.
It is not known how many Attune patients may be affected but it is believed more than a hundred thousand patients were implanted with the DePuy Attune Knee. If accurate, this puts thousands of patients at risk for premature failures and complications from the defective design of the Attune Knee.
It is difficult to diagnose the loosening of the device. However, many surgeons are surprised to find little to no bonding of cement attachment to the underside of the tibial tray to the cement mantle;which is basically causing destabilization in the knee with side effects including: immense pain, swelling, and necessary impairment surgeries.
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A number of premature failures that resulted in painful revision surgeries, and lengthy recovery times. And additional costs.