The development of osteoarthritis and the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes the loss of cartilage – which acts as a cushion type for joint – between the bones of the victim. This loss of cartilage leads to painful contact of bone in bone in the affected joints. Osteoarthritis is estimated to affect more than 21 million Americans, and commonly occurs in the hips, knees, feet, hands and spine. Although it usually affects males below the age of 50 years, it is more common in women when they approach 60 years of age.The most common cause of osteoarthritis is normal wear on joints, such as the age of the patient. With the passage of time, the cartilage in the joints of the victim degenerates cartilage gradually filled with water and protein begins to scales or form cracks. There is a genetic component to the formation of osteoarthritis, which does not depend entirely on the stress placed on the joint over time, although such stress is to be the number one factor.When it becomes unusually severe osteoarthritis in a patient, it may require joint replacement surgery. That more joint replacement surgery is often recommended when osteoarthritis wreaks havoc in the knee in time and simple tasks like getting up and walking through the room becomes unbearable. Zimmer has released several products designed to help people whose osteoarthritis reaches that level of seriousness.In particular, Zimmer had hailed the system of knee replacement NexGen CR-Flex as the next great step in the technology of knee replacement. NexGen CR-Flex was intended to give to people who have the greatest movement range that has never been possible with any other system of knee replacement implant installed in his knee. Zimmer’s aim was to allow patients to recover much of the capacity of being active were before surgery. First tests of the NexGen CR-Flex indicate that Zimmer development team was something.But last year, have emerged bug reports of NexGen CR-Flex, including the detachment and the need for revision surgery. The issue of the supposedly derives from a particular feature of the implant knee allowing you to link to the knee through the growth of natural bone instead of cement, which is more typical of knee replacement systems. Unfortunately a higher level accepted in the sector that emerged from the innovative NexGen CR-Flex they have suffered, according to some reports, pain of slack in your knee replacement system.Although Zimmer has not issued a recovery for the NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement system, if more evidence of its alleged defective comes to light, we could then see this measure by the company. If they have suffered pain in the knee since the installation of a system of knee Zimmer CR-Flex knee replacement you might have a case on the road. Get in touch with the group law Rottenstein, whose lawyers have more than 25 years of experience defending the interests of their clients against the negligent companies.