Pursuant to reports from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Depuy's Antibiotic Bone Cements may cause knee implants to fail. Bone cement is used in knee and other joint related surgeries to assist in the stabilization of the implanted joint by attaching it to existing bone. Failure of the bone cement can cause the implanted joint to destabilize or detach completely requiring the patient to undergo additional surgery. The curative surgery is more complicated because it requires the removal of the original implant and implantation of a new one which can cause further injury to the existing bone and tissue.
Gentamicin is an antibiotic that is added to certain bone cements manufactured by Depuy to fight infection. Certain medical studies have shown that the usage of Gentamicin can weaken the bonding agents within the cement causing it to fail. Consequently, bone cement containing gentamicin has lead to failed knee and other joint implants.
If you or a loved one suffered a joint implant failure and you suspect that it may be the result of the usage of Depuy's Gentamicin Bone Cement please contact one of our experienced Cleveland Ohio medical device lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation. We are currently reviewing cases nationwide.
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