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Exactech® Recall Update

February 21, 2023 Mass Tort Blog

In the fall of 2022, CaseyGerry alerted consumers to the Exactech®, recall for knee and ankle replacement implants due to the early degradation of the polyethylene liner used in these medical implants.

The degradation of the liners were caused by improper packaging which results in premature oxidization. Polyethylene liners provide a buffer between hard tissue and acts as a cartilage in implants such as knee, hip and ankle replacements. Such deterioration could cause mild to severe pain, implant failure  and can results in invasive, corrective surgery.

CaseyGerry is representing patients who have undergone  hip, knee or ankle replacement surgery and have experienced or currently experiencing the following:

  • Accelerated debris
  • Bone loss
  • Cracking
  • Fracture
  • Loosening
  • Pain
  • Revision surgery

Exactech® has issued letters to surgery centers, health care providers and surgeons regarding the recall. The recall applies to the following models manufactured on or after 2004.

  • Optetrak Logic® ,
  • Truliant®
  • Vantage®
  • Connexion GXL

The case is currently being consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) which expedites the case and brings justice to those harmed.

If you or a loved one has undergone replacement hip, knee or ankle surgery and have been impacted by this issue, please contact our attorneys at (619) 238-1811 to discuss your case or complete the form here