Recall on Exactech Implants
Exactech has issued a large and urgent recall on thousands of hip and knee implants. Exactech is a very popular company that creates implants and technologies used during surgical practices. In 2021, the company recalled thousands of implant replacements because of defective parts that were determined to cause injuries. For decades, surgeons have used Exactech implants during joint replacement surgeries. In fact, Exactech researched that tens of thousands of recalled hips and knee parts were implanted since they were created. As a result, many people may be impacted by this major recall.
The company claims that hip and knee implants are being recalled due to “premature wear”. The polyethylene plastic inserts in knee impacts were found to degrade earlier than expected. The plastic may lead to implant failure. Based on the injuries caused by the implant, revision surgery may be needed. The Connexion GXL liners were the harmful components that led to the recall of hip implants. Similar to the knee implants, the plastic in the Connexion GXL liners of hip implants has been reported to degrade and wear faster. Impacts of the defective parts have been known to include loss of bone, swelling, and trouble walking where the implant is located.
As listed on Exactech’s website, knee implant products that have been recalled include OPTETRAK® Unicondylar Tibial Components, OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene CR Tibial Components, OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene PS Tibial Components, OPTETRAK® B-Series Ps Tibial Insert, OPTETRAK® CC Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK® CR Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK® CR Slope Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK® PS Tibial Inserts, CUSTOM OPTETRAK® Angled PS Insert, CUSTOM OPTETRAK® CC Tibial Insert, OPTETRAK® HI-FLEX® PS Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK “MOMB” Non-Mod Molded Insert, OPTETRAK® RBK PS Tibial Components, OPTETRAK Logic® CR Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK Logic® CR Slope Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK Logic® CRC Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK Logic® CRC Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK Logic® PS Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK Logic® PSC Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK Logic® CC Tibial Inserts, TRULIANT® CR Tibial Inserts, TRULIANT® CR Slope Tibial Inserts, TRULIANT® CRC Tibial Inserts, TRULIANT® PS Tibial Inserts, TRULIANT® PSC Tibial Inserts, and VANTAGE® Fixed-Bearing Liner Component. In regards to hip implants, the company issued a recall on all implants that included Connexion GXL liners and polyethylene inserts.
Since the announcement of their recalls, the company has issued statements that inform people of the dangers associated with the implants and how they can seek help if they have a recalled Exactech implant. As stated on their website, Exactech created a phone number that people can call to receive information about implants, including frequently asked questions. If needed, people can also request to receive a call back from a healthcare professional. During the phone call, people will be asked to verify specific information to validate their Exactech implant. The Exactech-Broadspire helpline is 888-912-0403.
Recalled Exactech products can be harmful and dangerous. It is recommended to contact a medical professional as soon as possible. Since the products are not safe and can cause injuries, it
is important to make a medical appointment. If you or someone you know has an Exactech knee implant that was implanted after 2004 or hip implant that were implanted after 2009, please call our office to speak with our staff to receive more information. People with Exactech implants can have a variety of symptoms, such as general pain, difficulty walking, fractures, and dislocations. Our office is available to call at any time at 800-518-4LAW(529).