July 3, 2015

Knee Implant Recalls

If you have undergone knee replacement surgery, you may not have been told which knee implant brand and model you received. There have been many knee implant recalls over the past decade, and more recalls are anticipated. If you experience any of the symptoms of a defective knee implant talk to your doctor right away. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our implant recall attorneys may be able to help.


Zimmer Complete Knee Solutions MIS tibial components, locking screw and stem extensions were recalled after at least 114 patients experienced loosening which required revision surgery to replace the defective implants.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to overturn clearance of the ReGen Menaflex knee implant. This may lead to a recall of the device.


In 2008 we saw numerous knee implant recalls and recalls associated with knee replacement surgery. Implants and implant components recalled in 2008 included:

Stryker Duracon Total Knee Modular Femoral Components

DePuy LCS Knee, Meniscal bearing insert component

Smith & Nephew TC-PLUS, VKS, and RT-PLUS

Surgical instruments used in knee replacement surgery which were recalled in 2008 included:

Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS Total Knee Procedure Tibial Broach Impactor

Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution articular surface insertion instrument

Encore Foundation Knee System Tibial Fixed Impactor

Encore 3DKnee Tibial Insert Trial

2004 and Earlier

2004 – Encore Foundation Knee System and 3DKnee System

2003 – Smith & Nephew Oxinium Genesis II and Oxinium Profix II

2001 – DePuy knee implant Hylamer liners

What You Need to Know About Knee Implant Recalls

This is not a comprehensive list of all knee implant and knee replacement-related recalls. It is highly likely that the year of the recall which applies to your device will not be the same year as your surgery.

A recall may be issued months or years after the defective implant or device was used or place in a patient. So, if you have a defective knee implant it may not yet have been recalled. Also, sometimes devices are still implanted or used after a recall is issued.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by a defective knee implant, please call or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.