Zimmer Kinectiv Hip Recall Lawyers

Zimmer Kinectiv Hip Recall Lawyers

Our Zimmer Kinectiv hip recall lawyers are working to help patients and their families learn more about the recent recall of this possibly dangerous medical device, how it affects them, and what they can do to achieve justice after serious injuries suffered due to a recalled Zimmer Kinectiv hip.


About the Recent Zimmer Kinectiv Hip Recall

On June 8, the FDA issued a Class I recall for multiple lots of the Zimmer M/L with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks hip replacement system. What concerns many patients is the fact that these hips have already been associated with a high rate of premature failure and other serious problems.

These hips are designed to allow orthopedic surgeons to customize a hip implant to fit each patient’s unique body and proportions. However, Zimmer hips with Kinectiv technology have been the subject of a growing number of adverse event reports due to alleged design flaws in the metal-on-metal construction of the devices. Even with limited and normal use of these replacement hips, friction may cause small shards of metal to come loose and enter a patient’s bloodstream. This has been associated with what many believe to be an unacceptably high rate of Zimmer Kinectiv hip implant failure and subsequent revision surgery. Additionally, multiple patients have suffered from metallosis, a form of metal poisoning which may lead to:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Neuropathy
  • Loss of vision
  • Loss of hearing
  • Pseudotumors
  • Organ damage
  • Necrosis (bone and tissue death)
  • Death of a patient

Now, in addition to the problems associated with the metal-on-metal construction of many Zimmer hips, patients who have been implanted recently with a Zimmer M/L Taper hip with Kinectiv technology may also be at risk for another fatal side effect: poisoning by an unidentified manufacturing residue. According to an FDA Safety Alert issued shortly after the recall, some lots of these hip systems may be contaminated with a residue from the manufacturing process which “can cause serious adverse health issues including allergic reactions, pain, infections, or death”.

Distributors and hospitals which purchased the recalled Zimmer hip products are urged to quarantine them immediately and send them back to the manufacturer for a full refund. Patients who have already been implanted with these hips, distributed from March 31, 2015 to April 20, 2015, may need to undergo immediate hip implant revision surgery to remove and replace these potentially dangerous and defective medical devices.

Lots of Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology hips affected by the recall include:

Part Number Lot Number   Item Description

00771301300 62885058   MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 13.5

00771301100 62885040     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

65771301100 62939041     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11 HATCP

00771301000 62938997     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10

00771300500 63006851     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 5

00771300900 62927082     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771300500 63006852     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 5

00771301100 62905574     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300600 63024189     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6

00771301100 62998426     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771301100 63024240     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300900 63024220     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771300700 63024204     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771301000 63024229     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10

00771301000 63024230     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10

00771301100 63024239     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300700 63024205     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771300700 63024206     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771301100 63024241   MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300900 63024219     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301200 63024262     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771301100 63024238     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771301300 63024245     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 13.5

00771301100 63024237     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300700 63024201     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771301000 63024228     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10

00771300900 63024218     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771300600 63024187     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6

00771300900 63024217     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301200 63024263     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771300900 63024221     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301200 63024261     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771300700 63024203     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771301200 62927123     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771300900 62927083     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771300900 63024216     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771300600 63024188     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771300600 63024184     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6

00771301100 63024234     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300900 63024210     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771300700 63024195     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771300700 63024196     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00784801400 62924878     KINECTIV MODULAR NECK X

00771300900 63024211     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301000 63024226     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10

00771300700 63024197     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771300600 63024186     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6

00771300700 63024198     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771300700 63024199     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

00771301200 63024258     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771300900 63024214     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301200 63024256     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771301000 63024227     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10

00771300900 63024213     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301200 63024259     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771301100 63024236     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771300900 63024215     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0

00771301100 63024235     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11

00771301200 63024257     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5

00771300500 63024180     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 5

00771300600 63024183     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6

00771301300 62939008     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 13.5

00771300700 63024193     MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5


Contact our Zimmer Kinectiv Hip Recall Lawyers

If you or your loved one has been injured or otherwise affected by the recent Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks recall, you could be owed substantial compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more in a free legal consultation.