In a recent letter to doctors
, Sulzer Orthopedic revealed that the company has received reports of "unanticipated adverse clinical outcomes" associated with its knee replacement
device. The company recalled the knee replacements in March 2001 and Sulzer is encouraging doctors to monitor patients who received the knee implants prior to the recall. According to the company, the knee replacements at issue were manufactured and implanted between July 2000 and December 2000. Over 1,500 patients may have received the defective knee replacement.
See your doctor if you have experienced problems after receiving a Sulzer knee replacement device. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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