Attune is a catchy name for a replacement knee with a name suggesting harmony. Those that have had the implant however, may be experiencing significant discomfort and discord.
Across the country tens of thousands of people may have received the Attune Knee System which has a high rate of failure. The FDA warned about some problems with the device back in 2015 (https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfres/res.cfm?id=137734), but now lawsuits are starting to aggregate as those receiving the DePuy Synthes’ Attune Knee System have suffered through:
• Early Revision Required
• Impaired Range of Motion
According to the The Journal of Knee Surgery, some orthopedic surgeons reported that indicated there is a high-rate of premature failures of the Attune Knee System. The failures may be attributable to debonding related to the tibial implant-cement interface.
Knee Failure will lead to revision surgery which will lead to additional rehab and recovery time and extra grinding of the internal parts that are used to hold the system in place.
Depuy is standing by the safety of its knee and continues to advertise the product at https://www.depuysynthes.com/patients/knee/testimonial?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand+-+Attune+-+DTC&utm_content=Attune+-+General&utm_term=attune+knee&gclid=CNmF9ZTGtdkCFRLQswodZzgGww&gclsrc=ds#prodTabBody3 Perhaps they’re able to still fully stand by its safety since they’re not standing on their own Attune implant? In any event, the litigation continues regarding the alleged defect of this product and time will tell whether the product will continue to see as is or if there will be additional warnings or the FDA will take additional action.
Our lawyers at JTB Law Group are in tune with attune, and if you’re knee replacement has you out of tune, call us at (877) 561-0000 to speak with our product liability lawyers to see if you have a case.