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Failing Medical Devices and Lax Regulations a Perfect Storm

Failing Medical Devices and Lax Regulations a Perfect Storm September 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When Zimmer announced a voluntary recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate in February of last year (augmented by an official Class II recall by the US Food and Drug Administration the following month on March 12, 2015), the Zimmer Persona recall was yet another reminder of a medical device regulatory environment that is flawed at its best, and dangerous at its worst. With the first wave of the massive Baby Boomer demographic now easing into retirement, the possibility for ongoing failure of medical devices will likely grow exponentially.
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Zimmer Natural Knee Complaints Spur More Lawsuits

Zimmer Natural Knee Complaints Spur More Lawsuits August 11, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC The Zimmer Natural knee made its debut about 27 years ago and since that time many people have been outfitted with a Zimmer Natural. And since the Natural-Knee Flex System, Prolong Articular Surface knee implants were recalled in 2009 and 2010, a number of people have filed Zimmer Natural lawsuits.
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Zimmer Natural Knee Sometimes Not As Good As the Ad Says…

Zimmer Natural Knee Sometimes Not As Good As the Ad Says… July 19, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Warsaw, IN You want your Zimmer Natural Knee to perform like the one in the advertisement. You would expect nothing less, and little wonder given the widespread assumption that any product that carries the FDA stamp of approval (US Food and Drug Administration) will do what they say it will do, and over the 12 to 15 years it's supposed to last.
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Is It Natural For Zimmer Natural Knee to Fail?

Is It Natural For Zimmer Natural Knee to Fail? June 25, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Marshall, TX A little more than a month before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first of two Class II recalls involving certain components of the Zimmer Natural Knee, Zimmer was proudly promoting a webcast that would feature a Natural Knee surgical procedure. The webcast, scheduled for May 27th of that year, would feature Kenneth Gustke, MD—an orthopaedic surgeon with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
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No More Golf, Courtesy Zimmer Natural Knee

No More Golf, Courtesy Zimmer Natural Knee May 25, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Dixon, IL Bill had his first Zimmer knee replacement in 2009 and says it’s just fine. But he had a Zimmer Natural knee replacement on the other knee in 2010 and experienced all kinds of problems including infection and instability. And it put the kibosh on his golf game.
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Did the Zimmer Natural Knee II Recall Slip under the Radar?

Did the Zimmer Natural Knee II Recall Slip under the Radar? April 27, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Warsaw, IN Even though the basic design of a product has been around for longer than 25 years, there is no guarantee of a problem-free experience for the patient. Such is the case with the Zimmer Natural knee, a product that was launched over a quarter century ago to much fanfare, as it was designed to mimic the movement of a natural knee.
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"I Want Others to Realize the Potential Danger," Says Zimmer Natural Knee Recipient

"I Want Others to Realize the Potential Danger," Says Zimmer Natural Knee Recipient March 29, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Tampa, FL Twenty years ago, Jane fell on the tennis court and blew out her knee. She tried every kind of physical therapy until her doctor said nothing further could be done except get a knee replacement. So Jane had a Zimmer Natural knee replacement in 2008, and she hasn't had a good night's sleep since.
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Vitamin E May Be Coming to Zimmer Implants. For Better or Worse?

Vitamin E May Be Coming to Zimmer Implants. For Better or Worse? March 9, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Warsaw, IN It's been about two years since Zimmer triumphantly announced its upcoming 25th anniversary since the first implantation of its Zimmer Natural Knee product in 1985. And while thousands of patients have experienced good results with the product—designed to more effectively mirror the natural movement and function of a human knee—it has not proven a worthwhile decision for everyone.
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Zimmer Natural Knee and Natural Hip—More Claims Filed

Zimmer Natural Knee and Natural Hip—More Claims Filed August 17, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Warsaw, IN In 2010 Zimmer Holdings proudly announced the 25th anniversary of its Zimmer Natural Knee System that had been used in more than 400,000 implantations worldwide. Zimmer didn't announce any adverse reports from Zimmer Natural Knee or Hip replacement patients in its press release, but attorneys have received a number of complaints that the device has failed and is allegedly defective.
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