Over a dozen patients needed surgery within 2 years of receiving the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant because it loosened and failed to bond with their bones.
UPDATE: 1st Attune Knee Lawsuit Filed in Alabama
In September 2017, lawyers in Alabama filed what is believed to be the 1st lawsuit involving a patient who needed surgery when their DePuy Attune® knee replacement loosened and failed prematurely. Click here to read more.
DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant Problems
DePuy Synthes manufactured the Attune® Knee Implant with the goal of improving outcomes following total knee replacement surgery. Instead, the Attune knee has been linked to severe complications.
A recent study published in the Journal of Knee Surgery warned about an “unusually high rate of early failure of tibial components” due to poor bonding between the patient’s bones and the Attune knee implant.
The surgeons performed revision surgery on 15 people who had pain or problems walking within 2 years of receiving the Attune knee implant. They discovered loose components in all 15 patients and “encountered a high rate of debonding of tibial implant-cement interface,” with 21 complaints in the last two months alone.
Knee Replacement Complications
- Severe pain
- Unstable knees
- Bone damage
- Muscle damage
- Loosening due to lack of bonding between knee implant and the bone
- Tibial baseplate failure
- Implant disassociation
- Change in position of the components
- Patello-Femoral Tracking-Lateral Release
- Knee implant failure
- Revision surgery