The knee is one of the most important joints in the body, allowing people to walk around freely and enjoy life. However, injury or arthritis can cause crippling pain that leaves a person incapacitated.
When the pain becomes too severe, sometimes a total knee replacement is the only option. Since the first knee replacement was performed in 1968, advancements have been made to implant designs and surgical techniques. Unfortunately, unexpected complications are not out of the ordinary.
That’s what happened in thousands of patients who underwent a total knee replacement with DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System. Reports of loosening and high failure rates in patients around the United States have prompted a closer look at the implants.
Patients are beginning to blame DePuy for making a defective product by filing lawsuits in court.