Each year, knee replacement surgery provides relief to thousands of people who suffer from moderate to severe knee pain, stiffness, and inflammation. However, the surgery isn’t without risks—especially if the knee implants that patients receive are defective or prone to early failure.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that patients who received Exactech® Optetrak® knee systems manufactured in 2011 and 2012 may be at risk of early device failure and complications that can only be resolved with surgery.
People who suffer from complications due to failed and defective knee implants, including Exactech’s Optetrak knee replacement, may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation. If you or a loved one underwent knee replacement surgery during or after 2011—or if you’re scheduled to have the procedure—contact our law firm now to discuss your options.
How Can You Tell if Your Knee Implant Failed?
Knee replacement implants are designed to relieve many debilitating symptoms of knee damage caused by factors like injuries and arthritis. However, defective knee implants can leave patients suffering from many of the same symptoms caused by these conditions, including:
- Inflammation and swelling
- Reduced mobility
- Poor range of motion
- Severe pain
- Impaired balance
- Difficulty walking and standing
Why Are Some Optetrak® Knee Replacements Defective?
Exactech reconfigured its Optetrak knee replacement system for its 2011 and 2012 models to feature a tibial tray with a finned design. However, that design may have reduced the device’s ability to adhere to the surgical cement used during the operation, making it prone to early failure.
Since the first knee replacements were completed with the new design in 2011, the FDA has received several reports and complaints about the knee implant failing and causing patients to experience pain, reduced mobility, and other complications. Many of these patients had to undergo corrective surgeries and procedures to resolve the adverse effects caused by their defective knee implants.
We’re Here to Help with Your Knee Replacement Failure Lawsuit
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a knee implant that wasn’t properly designed. Our legal team knows how to build strong claims that get results, and we’ll do everything in our power to help you get compensation for any medical bills you incurred when you received your implant and after surgical corrections and revisions.
Contact us today, and let us put our experience to work for you and your loved ones.
Exactech® and Optetrak® are registered trademarks of Exactech, Inc., and are used here only to identify the products in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Exactech, Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.