People who suffered from pain and tibial loosening of the DePuy ATTUNE knee replacement systems are seeking lawyers for filing lawsuits against DePuy, claiming the knee systems were having tibial loosening and caused them serious injuries requiring revision surgeries. There may be large cash claims from settlements in the DePuy ATTUNE knee replacement system lawsuits.
DePuy Synthes was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998, its companies form part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices group.
DePuy has been the target of lawyers and lawsuits for years related to their faulty hip replacement products, which could ultimately cost Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars to settle over 11,000 cases. Now reports of another possibly faulty product are coming to light.
What are the ATTUNE knee problems & tibial loosening?
In the last two years rumors have been surfacing on the Internet about tibial loosening with Depuy’s Attune Knee System. According to a study published earlier this year, the Attune system is experiencing an “unusually high” rate. But why are these DePuy knees becoming loose? Other associated knee replacement problems with similar construction may include:
- Knee pain
- Decreased range of motion in joint
- Difficulty putting weight on the knee
- Swelling of the knee
- Severe pain
- Bruising and infection around the knee
Are ATTUNE knee systems cement causing loosening?
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information on high viscosity cement in total knee arthroplasty, “Recent literature has shown debonding of the tibial implant-cement interface as a potential cause for implant loosening. The purpose of this case series is to report this phenomenon in a historically well-performing implant when used with high-viscosity cement (HVC).” Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27155996
So is it possible that this could be the problem associated with the ATTNUE Knee system?
Has there been an ATTUNE knee recall?
According to a recent search of the FDA access data website, there is no current recall for the ATTUNE Knee system. The FDA did show DePuy self-issued a recall on their ATTUNE CONV FB CR ARTICULATION SURFACE SZ1 back in 2015.
On the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE), multiple reports have been filed with the same mechanism of failure (break down of the cement). There were 21 reports of tibial loosening at the implant-cement interface within the last 2 months alone.
What is the DePuy ATTUNE knee replacement system?
Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is a fairly common surgery today. According to company marketing material “A knee that can help patients get back sooner”. Johnson & Johnson has reported a 3.5% growth in their knee replacement systems, and have attributed this growth from the ATTUNE knee system.
Also from their website: “The ATTUNE® Primary Total Knee System is designed with the goal of addressing the clinical needs of patients, surgeons, and hospital providers around the world. Extensive research and science is included in the design to help improve functional outcomes for patients, performance for surgeons, and efficiency for providers. The ATTUNE Knee is an innovative, comprehensive, integrated knee system.”
The DePuy ATTUNE knee replacement system was introduced to the market in 2011. The company has stated that this product is one of the largest research and development projects in the history of DePuy Synthes. However even with all this research and development – DePuy Synthes did file dozens of reports with the FDA that documented premature failures of the ATTUNE Knee System.
There are four main components to this knee replacement system. The ATTUNE GRADIUS® Curve, the GLIDERIGHT® Articulation, the LOGICLOCK® Tibial Base, and the SOFCAM® Contact.
Can I file an ATTUNE Knee System Lawsuit?
If you or someone you know has suffered from tibial loosening or other complications of the DePuy ATTNUE Knee system, please contact our law firm today, as there may be substantial cash awards from settlements that may occur. Always free case reviews and no upfront charges, act today by calling us at 1-800-214-1010 or use the contact form on this page.
ATTUNE Knee System Lawsuits available in these States:
Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio(OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VI), Washington (WA), Washington DC (DC), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit Claims & Settlements for tibial loosening page updated on October 6, 2017