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DePuy Attune Knee Implants

The attorneys of Baldante & Rubenstein are representing individuals who received DePuy Attune Knee implants and developed injuries.

These injuries include tibial loosening, failure of the implant requiring revision, and failure of the implant that occurred earlier than expected.

DePuy Synthes is a franchise of orthopaedic and neurosurgery companies acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998.  Its companies form part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Group.  DePuy developed and markets products under the Codman, DePuy Mitek, DePuy Orthopaedics, and DePuy Spine brands. DePuy Orthopaedics designs, manufactures, markets and distributes products for reconstruction damaged or diseased joints and for repairing and reconstructing traumatic skeletal injuries.  DePuy Spine products facilitate fusion of the spine and correction of spinal deformities, preserving motion of the spine and repairing bone fractures. DePuy is currently the subject of more than 11,000 lawsuits related to its recall of faulty hip replacement systems, which lawyers and industry analysts estimate will cost parent company Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars to resolve. The DePuy Attune knee implant is a total knee replacement implant manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics.  DePuy also manufactures an Attune model for revision knee replacement surgery.  The DePuy Attune knee replacements were supposed to provide quicker recovery, more natural movement, and improve stability.  However, many patients needed revision surgery after their Attune implants loosened. The main problems with DePuy Attune knees implants is that there is loosening, fractures of the device or surrounding bone, tibial loosening, and early or excessive wear and tear. In 2015, DePuy initiated a recall of Articulation Surface component of their Attune knee replacements after many instances where the spring coil would break off and enter the surgical site without the surgeon’s knowledge.  According to the FDA, the manufacturer’s reason for the recall was “potential for the Balseal, a small wire spring coil located on the post feature of the ATTUNE Knee Tibial Articulation Surface Instruments used in trialing to become damaged and disassociate (come off). If the Balseal is separated from the post, it has the potential to enter the surgical site and be left in the patient if the surgeon is unaware of the dissociation.” A 2017 study in the Journal of Knee Surgery entitled “Unusually High Rate of Early Failure of Tibial Component in Attune Total Knee Arthroplasty System at Implant-Cement Interface” looked into DePuy Attune tibial loosening.  It was found by researchers that Attune knees had an “unusually high” early failure rate. The allegations in Attune Knee Replacement lawsuits include that the Attune knee failed earlier than expected, patients experienced tibial loosening with an Attune knee, and patients required revision surgery.

If you or a loved one who received DePuy Attune Knee implants and developed injuries, including tibial loosening, failure of the implant requiring revision, and failure of the implant that occurred earlier than expected, please immediately call the attorneys of Baldante & Rubenstein so that we can provide a timely free consultation for you, properly investigate your claim, and obtain justice for you from the responsible party.

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