Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant
The NexGen CR-Flex implant system, manufactured by Zimmer Holdings, has been linked to a 9 percent device failure rate by respected surgeon and long-time Zimmer consultant Dr. Richard A. Berger . His study, presented at a national meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2010, found that the Zimmer rate of failure of nearly five times the average knee implant. This means that nearly one in 10 people who receive a NexGen CR-Flex implant will experience device failure that often leads to painful revision surgery. Zimmer has not indicated that they believe there is problem with NexGen or that they plan to take any measures to improve the device’s safety.