Exactech Lawsuit

Have you or a loved one received an Exactech hip, knee, or ankle implant?

On February 7, 2022, Exactech sent urgent letters to surgeons, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and patients warning about its Optetrak, Truliant, and Vantage products. 

Exactech previously recalled some of its hip replacement products.

View the recall letters here:

Exactech Recall Letter to Doctors

Exactech Ankle Letter to Patients

Exactech Knee Letter to Patients

Exactech Knee and Ankle Recall FAQs

Connexion GXL Recall Letter

GXL Recall FAQs

Exactech admits in its own documents that every combination of its Optetrak total knee replacement combinations has statistically significant increased revision rates compared to other total knee replacement systems.

Working with the Luff Law Firm ensures you will have a dedicated personal injury attorney to fight relentlessly on your behalf.

Why Did Exactech Recall its Implants?

A knee replacement generally has four different parts:

    1. a metal piece attached to the bottom of the femur—your thigh bone (the femoral component)
    2. a metal piece attached to the top of the tibia—your shin bone (the tibial tray)
    3. a plastic piece attached to the patella—your kneecap (the patellar component)
    4. a plastic insert that fits between the femoral and tibial components (the polyethylene insert)

The plastic insert acts as the cushion between your thigh and shin bones.

An ankle replacement, on the other hand, usually has only three parts:

    1. a metal piece attached to the bottom of the tibia—your shin bone (the tibial component)
    2. a metal piece attached to the top of the talus—your foot bone (the talar component)
    3. a plastic insert that fits between the tibial and talar components (the polyethylene insert)

Just like in a knee implant, the plastic insert acts as the cushion between your shin and foot bones.

Exactech has learned that almost every plastic insert it has manufactured since 2004 is prone to break down, which can cause bone loss, debris in the joint, implant cracking, and joint failure.

Exactech also announced in 2021 that acetabular liners used in its hip replacements were causing drastically increased failure rates and caused bone degeneration.

Am I Eligible to File a Lawsuit Against Exactech?

If you or a loved one had an Exactech hip, knee, or ankle device implanted since 2004, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

Do I Need a Lawyer for my Exactech Implant?

Exactech has recalled thousands of defective joint implants manufactured since 2004. These implants can cause the following side effects:

  • New or worsening pain
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Joint instability
  • Grinding or other noise
  • Swelling
  • Bone degeneration (osteolysis)

Patients with defective joint implants may need one or more revision surgeries and may experience lifelong injuries.

Even if you or your loved one have not experienced any of these symptoms, you may still need future surgery. Even Exactech has advised doctors to closely monitor patients using its devices for potential wear, bone degeneration, or failure.

Should I Initiate a Claim with Exactech?

Exactech has created a claims process to reimburse patients like you who are entitled to compensation as a result of the recall.

Do not be fooled! Using Exactech’s claims process could prevent you from obtaining compensation for injuries you suffer as a result of these implants!

The best way to protect your rights is to contact an experienced attorney.

Have you suffered health problems after receiving an Exactech implant?

Attorney Patrick Luff can help you collect maximum compensation from the Exactech, who for decades has prioritized its profit over your health.

Exactech Recalls 120,000 Knee and Ankle Implants

We will aggressively fight for your justice as we have done for the thousands of clients we worked with and whose cases we won.

We work on a contingency basis, so you will pay us only when we win your case. There is no better time than now to book your free appointment!

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