Recent media coverage of NexGen knee implant

An article has featured recently in the press on the performance of a small number of variants of the NexGen knee implant and we are aware that some patients may have concerns through having read the news piece.

This alert relates to the NexGen Stemmed Option Tibial Component used with either the LPS Flex or LPS Flex GSF Femoral Components.  National Joint Registry data suggests that tibial component loosening is a key cause of increased revision surgery. The recommendation is to monitor patients who have had these devices, for any new pain, inability to bear weight, swelling or instability of the knee.

Please note that the majority of NexGen knee implants have shown no concerning outcomes.

Any patient who had agreed for their details to be entered onto the registry who has concerns, can request a summary of the devices used in their surgery by contacting the NJR Service Desk at enquiries@njrcentre.org.uk

The NJR has prepared notifications to hospitals with regard to any affected patients from our registry records, to support their follow-up of patients.

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