Exactech Hip, Knee & Ankle Implant Recalls

Pope McGlamry’s lawyers are handling Exactech recall lawsuits across the country.  Pope McGlamry is a nationally recognized leading law firm in medical device litigation.  Pope McGlamry has successfully settled more than 3,500 defective hip cases over the last decade and was selected by Harris Martin to present about the Exactech recalls and ensuing litigation to other attorneys in April 2022.  Pope McGlamry has the experience and resources required to litigate against Exactech and we are currently scheduled for trial against Exactech in May 2023.  When you hire Pope McGlamry for your Exactech case, we will not refer you to another firm, we will personally represent you.  Additionally, there is no cost or fee unless we recover money for you from a verdict or settlement.   

Recalled Exactech Hip Products

There is an urgent recall for Exactech’s Connexion GXL Liners for Novation, Acumatch and MCS hip replacement systems.  On June 24, 2021 Exactech issued a Frequently Asked Questions bulletin to its implanting Surgeons to let them know that many patients are at a higher risk of premature wear of the Exactech polyethylene Connexion GXL liners in their hip implant replacement systems.  However, Exactech told doctors they were not recalling the liner.  Yet on June 29, 2021 (just five days later), Exactech reversed course and did in fact issue a recall of its hip implants with the FDA.  The FDA recall reports that there are 89,050 affected Exactech devices that may have been implanted in patients since 2008. 

Rcealled Exactech Knee and Ankle Products

On August 30, 2021, Exactech notified its distributors and sales representatives of a recall involving knee and ankle products with the same polyethylene liner as its hip products. Exactech expanded the recall on February 7, 2022, and sent letters to surgeons and hospitals to notify them of the recall.  The letters to surgeons and hospitals also advised doctors on how to follow up with implanted patients. 

The recalled knee and ankle systems include the following Exactech products:

  • Exactech Optetrak (knee)
  • Exactech Optetrak Logic (knee)
  • Exactech Truliant (knee)
  • Exactech Vantage (ankle)

Notification of Recall to Patients

Many patients do not know they have an Exactech recalled device implanted inside them.  Exactech provided surgeons with exemplar letters to send to patients with recalled Exactech knees and ankles advising them of the recall.  However, Exactech did not provide a similar letter for patients who have a recalled hip implant.  Many surgeons elected not to send out the exemplar knee and ankle recall letters, or are unable to get in touch with all of their patients, have since retired or passed away, or do not have an available list of all patients and mailing addresses with recalled Exactech implants. 

How do you Know if You Have a Recalled Exactech Device?

If you think you may have an Exactech hip, knee, or ankle and have undergone revision surgery or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, Pope McGlamry will work with you to see if your implanting surgeon was a known user of Exactech products and/or obtain your medical records, specifically your operative report, to determine if you have a recalled Exactech device. 

 

 

Do I Have a Case?

If you have experienced one of the following symptoms after receiving a recalled Exactech hip, knee or ankle implant, you may have a right to compensation:

  • Osteolysis (bone tissue degeneration)
  • Revision surgery required
  • Pain around the implanted device
  • Limited mobility
  • Stiffness in the affected joint
  • Loosening of device components
  • Dislocation
  • Tibial loosening
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Popping/Clicking of the joint 

Trust Pope McGlamry with your Exactech Claim 

Pope McGlamry is currently litigating against Exactech, and already has a trial date set in May 2023 for one of our Exactech hip cases in federal court.  Over the last decade, Pope McGlamry’s attorneys have settled more than 3,500 defective hip cases against manufacturers including Biomet, DePuy, MicroPort, Stryker and Wright. Our attorneys have led the way in defective orthopedic implant litigation and have been appointed by federal and state court judges to serve in leadership positions against medical device manufacturers like Exactech.  We know the intricacies of these types of devices and the mechanisms of failure, and more importantly, we understand the immense impact these faulty devices can have on the individuals who receive them. Pope McGlamry also has the financial resources to litigate these cases against well-funded and well-defended orthopedic device manufacturers.  

Get A Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one have received one of the following Exactech hip, knee or ankle implants and subsequently experienced osteolysis, pain, stiffness, loosening of the device or had to undergo a revision surgery, we want to hear from you. Contact us for more information and a free case evaluation.

  • Hips:

    • Connexion GXL polyethylene liner used in
      • Acumatch GXL
      • Novation GXL
      • MCS Hip System

    Knees:

    • Optetrak
    • Optetrak Logic
    • Truliant

    Ankles

    • Vantage
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