Since 2004, surgeons have inserted Exactech knee, ankle, and hip implants in more than 100,000 patients needing joint replacements. Many of these patients have since experienced complications such as pain, permanent bone loss, and corrective surgery.
Issues associated with Exactech implants include:
- Bone loss
- Disintegration of bone cells (lysis)
- Component fatigue cracking/fracture
- Necessary corrective revision surgery
- Painful inflammation of the joints (synovitis)
- Osteolysis of the bone
These implants were packaged in non-conforming vacuum bags that failed to provide the right amount of protection from oxygen. As a result, the implants were more likely to degrade over time due to oxidation.
Exactech issued recalls for the following replacement systems in 2021: Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant Knee Replacement, Vantage Ankle Implants, and Connexion GXL Hip Replacements. However, the company did not directly notify the affected patients who received the recalled implants. If you have experienced complications after a joint replacement, you may be eligible for compensation.
Has your surgeon notified you of a recall of your Exactech knee, ankle, or hip implant?
Woods & Woods, LLC is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with Exactech, Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Optetrak ®, Optetrak Logic ®, Truliant Knee Replacement ®, Vantage Ankle Implants ®, and Connexion GXL Hip Replacements ® are registered trademarks of Exactech, Inc. and are used here only for the purpose of identifying the products in question.