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KNEE CEMENT INJURY
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If you or a loved one underwent revision knee replacement surgery or your doctor is recommending revision surgery three years or less after the initial implant and a bone cement was used, you may qualify to file a knee replacement revision surgery lawsuit

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If you have had a knee arthroplasty involving bone cement, you should be aware that bone cement failure after total knee arthorplasty has been associated with avoidable follow-up knee revision surgery.

Bone Cement


 

Bone cement is used in prosthetic surgeries to fill the gaps between a prosthetic and the bone. The cement is designed to allow some give as excessive weight is put upon the joint. The type of joint will allow different amounts of force in the give, and these factors are to be taken into consideration. Problems with the cement will reveal themselves in aseptic tibial loosening, marked by chronic pain and knee instability.

High-viscosity cement is more frequently associated with aseptic loosening. While these types of cement are preferred by orthopedic surgeons because of how quickly mix and reach set up points, there long-term durability of the bond is in question.

Knee Revision Surgery

Bone cement failure often leads to 'knee revision,' a follow-up surgery after a total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  While knee revision surgery is typically expected around 15-20 years after the TKA when the original prosthetic device fails, around 50% of the thousands of knee revision surgeries done each year are done within 2 years of a TKA.   Many of these early surgeries can be attributed to bone cement failur, exacerbated by additional strain on the joint by a variety of factors. These factors can include obesity or the stresses of athletic/competitive sports. 

Aseptic Tibial Loosening

Bone cement failure can lead to a condition known as aseptic tibial loosening. This loosening (called 'asceptic' as it is not related to an infection) expresses symptoms localized to the replaced joint including chronic pain and inflammation that affecting the joint's range of motion and a general sense of knee instability.

Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome (BCIS)

Bone cement implantation syndrome occurs when an individual natural body repsonse to some or all of the bone adherant materials. BCIS is characterized by hypoxia (lack of oxygen), hypotension (low blood pressure) or both.   Additional symptoms may include cardiac arrhythmias, increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and cardiac arrest. Older patients are the most at risk of BCIS, though it does occur in other populations.  New information is emerging as the exact cause of BCIS is not yet known.


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Risks Associated with Bone Cement Failure

 

Follow-up Knee Revision Surgery

Aseptic Tibial Loosening

Chronic Pain

Limited range of motion

Hypoxia (low oxygen)

Hypotension (low blood pressure)

Cardiac arrhythmias

Cardia arrest

Blood Clots

Fat/Marrow Emboli




Common Cement Brands Implicated in Post-Surgical Complications

 

Cobalt HV Bone Cement

DePuy CMW 1 Bone Cement

Simplex HV Bone Cement

SmartSet HV Bone Cement

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