Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs most often in the hands, hips, and knees. Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis involves a breakdown of the cartilage and bones within a joint. As osteoarthritis can worsen over time, surgery is often a remedy. Total knee arthroplasty, better known as total knee replacement, is one of the more frequent surgeries performed in the United States.
DePuy Makes Claims About Attune Knee
Designed and sold by DePuy Synthes, the Attune® knee system promises to provide a range of motion that allows patients suffering from knee issues to resume daily activities such as walking and climbing or descending status. DePuy Synthes offers Attune® in a number of sizes to allow the implant to be used in a wide variety of patients. DePuy further states that the Attune® offers the added benefits of shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.
Suffering Related to Depuy Attune Knee
Knee implants typically last at least 15 years. Unfortunately, some patients implanted with the DePuy Attune® have complained of some of the following issues even though DePuy introduced the Attune in 2011:
- Warmth or heat in the knee
- Difficulty walking
- Loosening of the device
- Device failure
- In more severe cases, the need for revision or reconstructive surgery.
Legal Help is Available to You
If you or your loved one have suffered loosening, device failure, or a revision surgery after being implanted with the DePuy Attune® knee, you may be entitled to a claim against DePuy Synthes. The first step you should take is speaking with an experienced medical device attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 800.256.1050 for your free consultation.