Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who received Exactech knee and ankle implants. Exactech began a recall of its Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage knee and ankle arthroplasty polyethylene inserts in February 2022 due to the risk of premature degradation requiring revision surgery.
Knee replacement surgeries are performed on hundreds of thousands of Americans each year to treat joint issues and enhance mobility. Knee implants are composed of a large piece that is fitted to the end of the thigh bone and a smaller plate that sits on top of the shin bone. Surgery to replace the knee is very effective for reducing pain and stiffness caused by age or injury.
Exactech Optetrak knee replacement devices were first brought to market in 1995. Exactech has issued a recall of more than 140,000 knee implants since 2004 after discovering that the plastic implant insert did not conform to specifications. The device can deteriorate prematurely or become damaged as a result of oxidation. Deterioration of the knee replacement system may require revision surgery. Lawsuits against Exactech are currently being filed throughout the United States due to defective implants that have been in use since 2004.
Exactech knee and ankle implants may degrade prematurely and lead to excessive wear, pain, difficulty bearing weight, bone loss, fracturing of components, and knee revision surgery.
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Exactech sent a recall notice to surgeons on February 7, 2022 warning that polyethylene wear may cause excessive deterioration of the device and lead to revision surgery. Patients have brought lawsuits against Exactech for defective knee replacements for years. However, the manufacturer has now acknowledged that excessive oxygen may cause oxidation of the plastic components. National joint registries in Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand have reported that excessive wear of Exactech knee and ankle replacements systems has resulted in a statistically significant higher overall rate of revision surgery compared to other knee replacement systems. Knee and ankle replacement failure with Exactech was two times higher than other manufacturers.