Defective Zimmer NexGen Knee Implants

Besides the Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant, the medical device company is receiving complaints about its NexGen CR-Flex knee implants. The knee devices are failing withing the first three years of implantation. The 36% failure rate within this time period has caused Dr. Richard Berger, a noted orthopedic surgeon to call upon Zimmer to recall the knee device. Berger has implanted 125 NexGen knees since 2005 and is very concerned about the premature failure rate.
The NexGen knees are cementless knee devices that are not fusing properly to the bone. The loosening of the knee device causes severe pain and loss of proper mobility.
Zimmer officials have blamed orthopedic surgeons for improperly implanting the knee device.