Zimmer Recalls 11,000 Knee Implants

The largest knee implant maker in the world recently recalled thousands of its Persona Knee implants, leading the Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning that the implants can loosen early and cause complications.

The manufacturer, Zimmer, says its recall is voluntary.

The FDA on March 12 issued a notice for a Class II Recall for all lots and sizes of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant. According to the agency, 11,658 devices are affected by the recall.

“Zimmer Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial following an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening.

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