Dublin Exactech Implants Lawyer

When you need a joint replacement, you may consider Exactech products. The company produces implants for knees, hips, and ankles. Surgeons use these medical devices to replace injured or arthritic joints.

If you have these devices implanted in your body, you should be aware of a recall. Exactech has issued a recall for its polyethylene knee, ankle, and hip implant inserts due to defective packaging that may cause early degradation. The components could fail once they are implanted in patients’ bodies. Replacing the defective components would require additional surgical procedures.

Ready to file a claim? Oliver Law can help. Contact an experienced Dublin Exactech implants lawyer to learn more about your options so you can get the compensation you deserve.
What Happened?

Exactech claims that a faulty oxygen seal in its packaging may have led to oxidation of the implant’s polyethylene insert. This oxidation is dangerous, as it can cause the component parts to degrade significantly over time. This degradation can lead to fractures or cracks in the medical device, resulting in failure.

In addition, the microscopic wear debris from the polyethylene liner can be toxic to tissues. The degradation of the liner releases wear debris into the space around the ankle, knee, or hip. There is soft tissue, muscles, and bone in this space and they can become necrotic and die if they are not treated. The result may also be joint dislocation or loosening of the implant. These conditions can make revision surgery very complicated.

Exactech has recalled knee and ankle implants sold under the company’s Optetrak, Truliant and Vantage brand names, as well as hip implants that contain its Connexion GXL liners. If you have received any of these Exactech devices between 2004 and 2022, you may be entitled to compensation.

The following products have been recalled:

Knee and ankle implants. Optetrak All-Polyethylene Tibial Components, Vantage Fixed-Bearing Liner Components, Optetrak HI-FLEX Tibial Inserts, Optetrak Slope Tibial Inserts, Optetrak Tibial Inserts, Truliant Slope Tibial Inserts, and Truliant Tibial Inserts.
Hip implants. Exactech Acumatch, Exactech Novation, and Exactech MCS.

How Do I Know My Implant is Defective?

Your Exactech knee, ankle, or hip replacement implant may be defective if you experience any of the following symptoms:

Pain and swelling around the joint
Grinding, popping or clicking sounds near the implant site
Instability and balance issues
Inability to bear weight
Loss of mobility
Destruction of tissue and bone around the joint (also known as osteolysis or osteonecrosis)

Contact Oliver Law Office Today

It can be frustrating to learn that your ankle, knee, or hip implant is defective. These defects can cause health and safety issues and make it hard to move around.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a defective Exactech implant, seek legal help from Oliver Law Office. We have more than two decades of experience helping consumers seek justice against manufacturers. We’ll help you understand your legal options. Fill out the online form or call (614) 220-9100 to schedule a free consultation with a Dublin Exactech implants lawyer.