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DePuy’s Knee Implants Failing: Bone Cements With Antiobiotics May Be the Cause

DePuy’s Knee Implants Failing: Bone Cements With Antiobiotics May Be the Cause

By Burg Simpson
April 25, 2013
1 min read

Burg Simpson’s Ohio office has posted a notice about knee implant failure:

“According to reports made to FDA, DePuy’s Gentamicin-containing bone cements are often failing, which can lead to significant injuries. Used most frequently in knee implant surgery, bone cement is intended to stabilize the knee implant by attaching the device to living bone. Failure of the cement can cause the implant to loosen or detach from the bone. As a result, additional surgery to replace the failed knee implant may be required. This revision surgery is more complicated than…”

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