Exactech Recall

Exactech Knee and Ankle Recall

Why Have Exactech Knee and Ankle Inserts Been Recalled?

On February 7, 2022, Exactech announced that most of the knee and ankle arthroplasty polyethylene inserts it has manufactured since 2004 were packaged in “non-conforming” vacuum bags.

During the time the inserts are stored in the bag, they are exposed to oxygen (called “oxidation”),which can cause them to wear out faster or become damaged after they are implanted. The damage to the inserts causes them to loosen, crack, or fracture and results in bone loss, pain, and swelling that can lead to a revision surgery. Nearly 150,000 defective Exactech knee and ankle inserts have been implanted in the United States since 2004.

Which Knee and Ankle Inserts Are Affected?

Optetrak, Trulliant, and Vantage systems, described in more detail below, are all affected.

What Symptoms Do Patients With Recalled Exactech Knee and Ankle Inserts Experience?

  • New or worsening pain
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Grinding or other noise
  • Swelling
  • Instability of knee or ankle
  • Previous or planned revision surgery

What Should You Do?

If you or a loved one had an Exactech knee or ankle replacement and experience any of the symptoms above, contact us to speak with one of our lawyers.

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