Your DePuy Knee Recall Lawyer
The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve is used with the LPS System (DePuy knee replacement recall)
which is an end-stage revision knee product that allows surgeons to reconstruct severe
soft tissue and bony defects.
On Jan. 4, 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall informing
hospitals and surgeons of the problem and to immediately stop distributing or using the
recalled lots. If a medical facility has the affected product in stock, it should be returned
On February 15, 2013 the FDA announced a voluntary recall of the :
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc - LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve
Recall Class: Class I
Date Recall Initiated: February 15, 2013
Product: LPS (Limb Preservation System) Diaphyseal Sleeve
Manufacturing and Distribution Dates: 2008 to July 20, 2012
Product Codes and Lot Numbers:
Use: The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve is intended for use with the LPS System which is an end-stage revision knee product that allows surgeons to reconstruct severe soft tissue and bony defects. The diaphyseal sleeve is intended to enhance the fit and fill of the diaphyseal femoral canal with femoral and tibial replacements.
DePuy Orthopaedic, Inc
700 Orthopaedic Drive
Warsaw, IN 46581
Reason for Recall:
The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve to Diaphyseal Sleeve Base taper connection may not be sufficient to accommodate potential physiologic loads that may be transferred to the junction during normal gait activities by some patients. This may result in fracture of the sleeve at the taper joint which may also lead to loss of function or loss of limb, infection, compromised soft tissue or death.
The FDA has received a total of 10 reports (6 fractures and 4 reports of loosening that may or may not be attributed to the same device design issue) of incidents in which the device has malfunctioned, according to the FDA website.
Derek Merman, at the Merman Law Firm - principal office in Houston, Texas is currently accepting client inquiries nationally, for people have suffered injury or have symptoms that may be related to a faulty knee replacement device are encouraged to contact the firm now and get a free Depuy Knee Recall lawsuit review. If we accept your case you do not pay unless we win.
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Bad Knee Replacement
- Increasing, lasting pain in the knee area
- Diminished motion in the joint
- Difficulty putting weight on the knee
- Stiffness in the knee
Limb Preservation System