Exactech is an international medical device company based out of Gainesville, Florida that manufactures implants used in joint replacement surgeries.
Recently, on August 30, 2021, a sweeping recall was issued for thousands of Exactech polyethylene plastic inserts used in knee replacement surgeries because the plastic may wear early, leading to implant failure and revision surgery.
If you or a loved one had an Exactech knee replacement system surgically implanted and experienced an early failure event, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Contact our experienced product liability lawyers to review whether you or your loved one may be entitled to financial compensation. Jenner Law Firm is currently accepting Exactech Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage Knee Implant cases in all 50 states.
What Exactech Products Have Been Recalled?
The knee implant recall involve the following insert systems: Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage.
Why Were the Exactech Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage Knee Implants Recalled?
The recall was issued after Exactech made the discovery that the polyethylene insert components of all systems made after 2004 were packaged in defective vacuum-seal bags. This defective packaging allows oxygen to reach the plastic inserts before they are implanted which results in a process called oxidation.
Oxidation causes the component parts of the Optetrak, Truliant, and Vantage to significantly degrade over time, leading the implant to fail prematurely. The specific Exactech knee implant systems at issue include:
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What Should I Do if I Have a Recalled Exactech Implant?
If you or a loved one have a recalled Exactech implant, Exactech has advised for doctors to closely monitor the implant for signs of device failure. Device failure can sometimes lead to revision surgery where the device is required to be surgically removed and replaced.
Signs of product failure to look out for include, but are not limited to:
- Limited mobility/range of motion
- Weakening or loosening of the implant
- Difficulty walking
- Inability to bear weight on the joint
- Griding nose in the joint
Contact Jenner Law Today
Our Exactech knee recall lawyers are ready to help you. At Jenner Law, we have extensive experience representing clients in defective product lawsuits across the nation. If you or a loved one suffered adverse health because of a recalled Exactech implant, we’re here for you. To learn more about what we can do for you, please give us a call for a free consultation today.