• Zimmer NexGen Flex Knee Implant
  • March 30, 2012 | Author: Victoria Hwang-Murphy
  • Law Firm: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. - Woodbridge Office
  • Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee anthroplasty ("TKA"), is a common medical procedure that patients with severe knee degeneration due to arthritis or trauma undergo in order to help alleviate pain and restore joint function. In 1995, Zimmer Inc. introduced the fi rst NexGen brand knee implant. Over the next several years Zimmer introduced the "Flex" version of some of its NexGen components. The NexGen Flex components are purportedly designed to allow for safe fl exion when patients achieve fl exion greater than 120 degrees (155 degrees as compared to the standard knee replacement components which only allow for fl exion up to 120 degrees). The NexGen-Flex components are designed for patients expecting to maintain an active lifestyle.