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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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October 2, 2017
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
CurtisC Hucks
Had Smith and Nephew Journey 2 knee replacement in September of 2017. As of today there are still issues with pain stiffness, flexibility and the ability to walk especially going up and down stairs. Have seen several doctors and now have been scheduled for revised surgery in February of 2019.

Posted by
Marcus A Smith
Had a right total knee replacement in May 15, 2018 that failed on me and came a loose and I had to have a right total revision knee replacement done in March 21, 2018

Posted by
Diana Hardy
I had a total left knee replacement in October 2011;
Mine has never worked right; I’ve been back to the Dr who did many times with the same complaint! I’ve asked many times to him and his PA has the Smith-Nephew Gen 2 been recalled. PA told me that they were thinking about doing a recall on it but changed their minds. Mine is so bad I have to walk with a cane; my gate has never been right since I got this knee. I’ve had to have additional surgery’s not on my knee but due to my knee. Back Surgery, the drugs I’ve had to try to get through the day. Not to Mention I can’t bend it, kneel, sit down on the floor and just try to get up it’s not like it should be. Walk any distance, forget trying to go on vacation... forget can’t walk! I HATE this SMITH-NEPHEW GEN 2... I have to have my left knee replaced and the DR thinks I’ll go back to him for it! He’s crazy... I’ll end up in a wheel chair if I let him cut on me again! I’ve told my Dr about all these problems since day 1; he just doesn’t care!

Posted by
inez b,
On Dec.,7/2010 I had a smith & nephew knee. I had limited rom, severe pain swelling.
I had 2 manipulation, 2011, Orthascopy, 2012 Revision, Manipulation, 2015 another Revision, manipulation,
One April 23, I had the Smith & Nephew removed.

Posted by
jim durham
I had a tkr on 3 -26 of this year. I just want to be sure that it is not under recall.

Ive already had a attune depuy thats had to be replaced

thanks Jim

Posted by
Annette Willis
I had a total knee replacement in Fed. 2008 with a Smith & Nephew implant. I’ve had numerous injections due to fluid and inflammation since. I’m now having the implant replaced due to a shift in the position of the implant which is causing damage to my shin bone. Is my case something you might consider pursuing! My surgery is scheduled for 8/21/18. Thanks

Posted by
Octavia Freeman
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
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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