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Zimmer Holdings – maker of the defective Zimmer NexGen knee replacements – has recently announced that it has developed a complete set of Trabecular Metal material augment shapes and cones to be used in knee revision surgeries.

These new augments are intended to fill any size bone defects detected while performing surgery, and supposed to provide structural replacement of the bone even in the most critical knee revision surgeries.

Although this is good news for the numerous patients who suffer problems after receiving the Zimmer NexGen knee it is unfortunate that the need for revision surgeries exists at all. Over the last several months the FDA as well as numerous physicians have urged a recall of the Zimmer NexGen Knee due to serious problems and component failures in the knee replacements necessitating additional surgeries.
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Johnson & Johnson has issued a Topamax recall after receiving complaints about an unusual odor linked to a byproduct from a chemical used in treating wood. Sources believe the contamination may have occurred as a result of the way medication is shipped and stored.

Topamax has recently come under fire after the FDA issued warnings of an increased risk of cleft lips and cleft palates in infants of mothers who take Topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy.

The FDA has given the Topamax a pregnancy risk rating of D, indicating positive evidence of human fetal risk and birth defects.

Topamax has also been linked to eye disorders such as blurred vision, acute myopia and secondary angle closure glaucoma.
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Several physicians are urging a Zimmer NexGen Knee recall as the result of serious problems and component failures in the knee, requiring additional surgeries. The FDA has recalled some of the components following several lawsuits concerning the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee failure rate. In fact, a prominent consultant for Zimmer recently went public stating that the Zimmer NexGen knee has significant problems and warned against its use.

If you have undergone knee replacement surgery, contact a Zimmer NexGen Knee attorney for more information regarding the Zimmer NexGen knees and its safety risks.
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