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Exactech® Optetrak® Knee Replacement Lawsuits

Whether due to traumatic injury or arthritis, thousands of patients undergo total knee replacement surgeries each year. Exactech®, one of several medical device manufacturers that produces knee implants for surgeons, has produced the Optetrak® knee in various forms for more than 20 years. But some versions of the device produced in 2011 and later have been linked to early failure, requiring surgery to correct.

If you or someone you love had knee replacement surgery in 2011 or later and underwent, or are scheduled to undergo revision surgery due to implant failure, contact Norris Injury Lawyers. Our lawyers have experience handling defective medical device cases, and we’re ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (800) 477-7510 or complete our free online form to get started now.

Optetrak® Knee Component May Cause Early Failure

Exactech has produced knee implant devices for more than 30 years, and the Optetrak line of devices have been offered by the company since 1994. However, the 2011 and 2012 versions of the Optetrak knee were different than other versions in one important way. The devices featured a “finned” tibial tray, which some believe may not promote adequate adherence to surgical cement.

In 2013, the company switched to a “fit” tibial tray on its Optetrak knee implant, which may achieve better long term results than the 2011 and 2012 versions of the device. Since 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received multiple reports of early Exactech Optetrak knee implant failure. In most cases, early device failure requires a revision surgery to replace the failed device.

Knee Implant Failure Symptoms

Common symptoms of a failed knee implant include:

  • Knee pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Loss of mobility
  • Instability or trouble balancing

Get Help With Your Defective Knee Implant Lawsuit

If you or a loved one required revision surgery after a knee replacement in 2011 or later or are scheduled for one, contact Norris Injury Lawyers now. With more than 40 years of experience fighting for injury victims, you can trust our lawyers to handle your defective knee implant claim. We serve injury victims nationwide, and we’re available 24/7 to help protect your rights.

Call (800) 477-7510 or complete our free online form to get experienced legal help now.

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.