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Why Did Zimmer Recall Persona Knee Replacement Components?

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Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. is investigating claims against orthopedic device manufacturer Zimmer, Inc. concerning its Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. The Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate is one of the major
components in the Persona Knee Implant.

On March 12, 2015, Zimmer issued a voluntary recall of the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate following an increase in complaints of loosening and
radiolucent lines (x-ray evidence of separation of the metal plate from the bone). The loosening of the device can result in severe pain and the need for revision surgery.

According to the FDA, this recall affects 11,658 of these knee components worldwide. Zimmer distributed the recalled Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial plates in at least 25 states and at 13 major Veterans’ Administration medical centers
throughout the U.S. from Nov. 29, 2012 until Jan. 23, 2015. This recall does not involve the femoral component or cemented tibial plates.

Zimmer marketed the Persona Knee as the “most clinically successful knee replacement more personalized than ever.” Yet, patients who were implanted with the Persona Knee have experienced serious problems or needed revision surgery.

Complications can include:

  • Loosening of the implant
  • Pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Numbness or stiffness in the leg
  • Appearance of radiolucent lines on x-ray
  • Early implant failure of the knee implant
  • Need for revision surgery

How Can You Get Legal Help?

If you or someone you know received the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate and have experienced complications, please call our experienced attorneys Chris Hellums and Jon Mann today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case at (205) 322-8880We are serving clients nationwide. 

Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, P.C. has successfully handled hundreds of defective orthopedic medical device cases, including knee implant cases, for the past 10 years. We have the experience, resources and expertise to evaluate and try your case.


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