When someone's knee is weakened by age or damaged by injury or disease, there are usually surgical options available to help alleviate the problem. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly common "fix" for people suffering from severe knee issues. About 580,000 knee replacement procedures are performed in the United States every year.
Why Do People Have Knee Replacement Procedures?
According to the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons, arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain, loss of function, and disability. The three forms of common knee arthritis are:
Are Knee Replacement Procedures Dangerous?
Most procedures go according to plan and are completed successfully. However, every surgery has inherent dangers, such as the risk of infection or blood clots.
Knee replacements may fail because of loosening at the joint, infection, dislocation, wear and tear, or early joint breakdown resulting from poor design and substandard manufacturing practices. As a result of failed joint replacement, some patients have been forced to undergo second "revision" surgeries.
What Happens If A Knee Replacement Fails?
Our law firm believes the manufacturers of knee implants must ensure their products help improve people's lives, rather than employ cost-cutting measures and use flawed designs that result in knee replacement parts breaking down prematurely.
Our defective knee implant lawyers would like to speak with you about your legal rights if your knee implant failed and required a second corrective surgery. Contact us today - we want to help.
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