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Smith & Nephew Defective Knee Replacements


Santa Cruz, CA: Allegations of knee replacement failure are being made against device manufacturer Smith & Nephew. In some cases people have filed personal injury and defective knee replacement lawsuits.

Claims against Smith & Nephew knee replacements state early failure and failure at an unacceptable failure rates. Specifically, the knee replacements are meant to last for between 10 and 20 years, but people who have these devices implanted may have to undergo revision surgery, and resulting medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

In 2010, Smith & Nephew recalled its Journey-Deuce Uni Tibial Baseplates, which rest on the tibia and attaches to the knee replacement hardware on the femur. Because these baseplates are breaking, the entire knee replacement can become compromised and unstable.

Symptoms people may experience if their Smith & Nephew knee replacements is failing include pain and limited range of motion. Most patients will require additional surgery to repair the damage.



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Published on Sep-5-17

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Washington, DC: When the Smith & Nephew Journey Deuce Bi-Compartmental Knee System was introduced in 2007, it was billed as “a new, innovative solution that may give nearly 70% (sic) of all patients receiving a total knee replacement a more minimally invasive, bone and ligament preserving treatment alternative,” so stated a press release issued by the manufacturer on July 9, 2007. Would such platitudes, three years ahead of a knee replacement failure recall, placate any plaintiff filing a Smith & Nephew lawsuit READ MORE
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Posted by
Octavia Freeman
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I had a total knee replacement on my left knee in June 2015 with a smith and Nephew device. I had a revision in July 2016, because the lower part had loosened. A year later, I had to have the upper part replaced. I am now recovering from my third surgery in three years. It has been a bad experience, if I had to do this over, I wouldn't.

When I was going through rehab, I met a person that has three surgeries with weeks of mine. Same Doctor, Same Hospital and Smith and Nephew device was used

I am also checking to see if any legal action is being taken against Smith and Nephew.

Posted by
Carey Smith
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Total knee replacement on my left knee in July of 2010 with a Smith & Nephew cobalt chrome device. I never regained full range of motion after surgery including a second surgery and a manipulation. I have been on disability since 2011. I periodically check to see if any legal action is against Smith & Nephew and found your site.

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