According to the FDA’s 3/12/15 recall notice, Zimmer Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial following an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. All sizes and lots of the affected devices are being removed from distribution.
Zimmer once described the Zimmer persona knee as the future of total knee replacements and claimed it would be easier to install and lead to better outcomes. However, there has now been an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening.
“Radiolucent lines” are visible gaps between the implant and the bone. Radiolucent lines are lines that appear on and X-ray. In this case, they show a gap between the device and the bone and may be an indication that the device is not adhering properly.
Zoll & Kranz, LLC is currently investigating the Zimmer Persona Knee part recall and will provide a free case evaluation to any Persona Knee recipient. To speak with one of our recalled device attorneys, call toll-free (888) 841-9623.