Metal Pegs on Series A Patella, Part of Vanguard Complete Knee Replacement, Can Break Off
Zimmer Biomet issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall of its Regenerex three (3) Peg Series A Patella components. The patella, sometimes called the kneecap, is the small bone that sits on the front of your knee. It is often replaced or resurfaced as part of a knee replacement procedure.
Zimmer says this patella (kneecap) should not be used because the pegs can shear off of the patella component causing metallosis, and catastrophic and painful failure of the knee replacement. The Regenerex 3 Peg Series A Patella is implanted as part of Zimmer Biomet’s Vanguard Complete Knee System. This metal patella component is covered with a porous titanium coating thought to promote bone integration.
If the pegs break off of the patella component, much metal debris is created. That metal debris can spread throughout the knee joint and tissue and onto the other knee replacement components. If the pegs shear off, a surgical revision procedure is required where the surgeon attempts to remove the debris particles from the knee joint and replace the patella component.
If you suffer from the failure of a Zimmer Biomet Regenerex 3 Peg Series A Patella component in your Zimmer Biomet Vanguard Complete Knee Replacement System, call Borri Law Offices for a free consultation today or submit the contact form on this page.
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