More Information on Aesculap Knee Replacement Complications
There have been an increasing number of Adverse Events reported to the FDA since January 2016 regarding surgeons revising failed Aesculap Vega Systems devices for aseptic loosening (non-infection related) where the surgeon notes the complete absence of cement bonded to either the femoral or tibial components. In January 2016 alone, one surgeon reported 16 revisions within 2-4 years of initial implantation, all related to cement debonding.
We have spoken with surgeons from across the country that have experienced early implant failures due to cement debonding. It is not known why this is occurring at the moment, but one THEORY is that the coating and/or the design of the implant is preventing the cement from adhering to the implant.
It is also POSSIBLE that this issue is being underreported because it can be difficult (if not impossible) to identify debonding at the cement-implant interface on an x-ray. This is because the implant is sitting directly on top of the cement mantel and until the loosening gets worse, you won’t necessarily see “radiolucency” (or “radiolucent lines”) on the x-rays.
Aesculap Knee Replacement Devices
- VEGA System
- Columbus Knee System
- Advanced Surface Technology
- univation X
- Columbus AS Revision Knee System
- EnduRo AS Knee Revision System
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Attorneys would like to meet with you to discuss the issue in more detail so you can better evaluate future patients who present having problems with an Aesculap Vega knee implant. And if interested, we could put you in touch with other orthopedists who can describe how they are following up with their patients.
Injuries and Complications Linked to Aesculap Knee Implants
Many Aesculap Implant Systems knee arthroplasty implants patients we have spoken with or read about have sustained serious injuries and are suffering from the following:
- Excruciating pain
- Decreased range of motion
- Knee instability
- Invasive revision surgery
- Extensive rehabilitation
- Permanent bone loss and muscle damage
- Infection and swelling
- Inability to work
- Costly medical bills
- Diminished quality of life
What Should I do if I have an Aesculap Knee Implant that is problematic?
If you or a loved one received an Aesculap Implant Systems knee arthroplasty implant and have experienced loosening, pain or other symptoms, please contact our knee replacement legal team for a free case evaluation and consultation. We work with experienced knee implant attorney who will work closely with you to help ensure you receive just compensation for your pain and suffering.
Aesculap should be held accountable for the damage its product is causing trusting patients and their surgeons. In our opinion, earlier warnings can potentially prevent the implant from being used on more patients, saving them enormous pain and expenses for those have retained us to help them.
Is there an Aesculap Knee Replacement Recall?
As of the time the article was posted, there is not an Aesculap Knee Replacement Recall.
Is there an Aesculap Knee Replacement Class Action Lawsuit?
There is no class action lawsuit against Aesculap at this time. Any potential claims will be filed on an individual basis.