"I'm not the type of person to give up and I still play tennis a little but I refuse to get my other knee replaced after this experience," says Jane. "And I'm not intending to make money from a lawsuit, I don't want anything. I just want people to realize the potential dangers of having a knee replacement: chances are, it will not be pain-free. And the dangers of infection are very real."
Jane, age 60, says her knee still swells and the pain is constant; it never stops aching and constantly wakes her at night. She doesn't know for certain whether her Zimmer natural knee is defective, but at the same time, she doesn't understand why it isn't getting better. In fact, it is worse than before the replacement.
And to top it off, Jane got an infection post-surgery. "About four weeks after surgery, I started to get warts or boils all around my knee," she says. "They said it was a reaction to the internal stitches and that went on for a few months; it was really disgusting. Luckily, I'm over that, but the pain is always present.
"I think one reason for the pain is from all the scar tissue caused by the infection. My surgeon said I can get a knee arthroscopy—he can go back in and scrape out the scar tissue—but I think it will probably make my knee worse because the typical reaction to any invasive treatment is to make more scar tissue—it's a vicious circle.
"I had the complete knee replacement, even the knee cap. I don't think my doctor did anything wrong and I know he has replaced hundreds if not thousands of knees, but I don't know how many Zimmer Natural devices he has implanted.
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Attorneys currently investigating Zimmer Natural knee complaints believe that the Zimmer Natural is similar to other Zimmer hip and knee replacements that have failed, such as the Zimmer NexGen and the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement. Some hip and knee attorneys believe the Zimmer Natural is simply another faulty design on an assembly line of defective Zimmer products.