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ATTUNE knee replacement investigated by product safety lawyers

Product safety lawyers are investigating potential issues with an ATTUNE Knee Replacement.

Posted on 09 August 2021

There have been reports that the tibial baseplate is prone to premature loosening which has led to the requirement for early revision surgery.
 
study published in 2017 noted an unusually high rate of early failure of the tibial component in the ATTUNE total knee replacement. The study suggested this was as a result of a failure of the cement to bond the implant to the bone. 
 
The ATTUNE knee replacement is manufactured by DePuy Synthes, the orthopaedic company of Johnson & Johnson and has not been subject to a formal product recall. However, it is understood that the tibial baseplate has been redesigned in recent years.
 
Leigh Day product safety solicitor Tina Patel is investigating the potential claims. She said:
 
“When it comes to medical devices, individuals should be able to expect that they are both safe for use and fit for purpose and not prone to premature failure.”
 
The product liability team at Leigh Day has considerable experience in handling claims relating to defective medical devices. If you would like to speak to one of our lawyers please contact Tina Patel on 020 7650 1373.

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Tina Patel is an associate solicitor in the consumer law team.

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