Defective Exactech Hip, Knee, and Ankle Implants
Hold Exactech Accountable
Exactech, a manufacturer of joint-replacement implants for hip, knee, and ankle surgeries, has recalled three types of prostheses in 2021 and 2022. Initially, the company downplayed the recall claiming that there were “labeling errors” that could lead to the use of components beyond their shelf life. Further investigation, however, revealed that the polyethylene plastic used in these devices’ manufacturing was not properly cured, which can result in premature wear and degradation and device failure.
What Happens if My Exactech Implant Is Recalled?
If your Exactech implant is on the recall list or it fails, you may have to have a revision surgery. Typically, a revision surgery involves removing the original implant and replacing it with a new, non-defective implant. Unfortunately, a revision surgery presents all the risks associated with your original implant surgery and additional risks such as a higher chance of complications, extended rehabilitation, and a shortened device life expectancy.
Which Exactech Implants Were Recalled?
- OPTETRAK (And ‘OPTETRAK Logic’) Comprehensive Knee Replacement System
- TRULIANT Knee Replacement System
- VANTAGE Knee Lining Component
|Knee Replacement System||Component Description||U.S. Market Introduction|
|OPTETRAK®||OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene CR Tibial Components||1994|
|OPTETRAK®||OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene PS Tibial Components||1994|
|OPTETRAK®||OPTETRAK® CR Tibial Inserts||1994|
|OPTETRAK®||OPTETRAK® CR Slope Tibial Inserts||1994|
|OPTETRAK®||OPTETRAK® PS Tibial Inserts||1994|
|OPTETRAK®||OPTETRAK® HI-FLEX® PS Tibial Inserts||1994|
|OPTETRAK Logic®||OPTETRAK Logic® All-polyethylene CR Tibial Components||2009|
|OPTETRAK Logic®||OPTETRAK Logic® All-polyethylene PS Tibial Components||2009|
|OPTETRAK Logic®||OPTETRAK Logic® CR Tibial Inserts||2009|
|OPTETRAK Logic®||OPTETRAK Logic® CR Slope Tibial Inserts||2009|
|OPTETRAK Logic®||OPTETRAK Logic® PS Tibial Inserts||2009|
|OPTETRAK Logic®||OPTETRAK Logic® HI-FLEX® PS Tibial Inserts||2009|
|VANTAGE®||VANTAGE® Fixed-Bearing Liner Component||2016|
|TRULIANT®||TRULIANT® CR Tibial Inserts||2017|
|TRULIANT®||TRULIANT® CR Slope Tibial Inserts||2017|
|TRULIANT®||TRULIANT® CRC Tibial Inserts||2017|
|TRULIANT®||TRULIANT® PS Tibial Inserts||2017|
|TRULIANT®||TRULIANT® PSC Tibial Inserts||2017|
How Do I File a Lawsuit For Exactech Recalled Hip, Knee, and Ankle Implants?
The attorneys at AWKO have decades of experience bringing lawsuits for the victims of failed and defective medical devices. We are actively investigating claims related to failed and recalled Exactech hip, knee, and ankle implants.
If you or a loved one has received an Exactech joint replacement system and has suffered harm, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We are here to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.