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Exactech Knee and Ankle Implant Recall

Our Exactech Knee and Ankle Recall Lawyers are Ready to Help You:

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 and ankle replacement surgeries because the plastic may wear early, leading to implant failure and revision surgery. 1

Suppose you or a loved one had an Exactech knee or ankle replacement system surgically implanted and experienced an early failure event. In that case, 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. The Joel Bieber Firm is currently accepting Exactech Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage Knee and Ankle Implant cases in all 50 states.

What Exactech Products Have Been Recalled?

The knee and ankle implant recall involve the following insert systems: Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage.

Why were the Exactech Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage Knee and Ankle 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 and ankle implant systems at issue include:

SystemRelease Date
OPTETRAK Logic®2009
TRULIANT Knee Replacement®2017
VANTAGE Ankle Implants®2016

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:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Limited mobility/range of motion
  • Weakening or loosening of the implant
  • Instability
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to bear weight on the joint
  • Grinding noise in the joint
  • Swelling

What should I do if I have a Recalled Exactech Implant?

At The Joel Bieber Firm, 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 at 888-777-5635 for a free consultation today.