Exactech Optetrak Knee Implant Failures
Injured? Our New York Defective Medical Device Attorneys Can Help!
When you undergo knee surgery, you hope for improved mobility, relief from recurring joint pain, and overall improvement of the functionality of that joint. What you likely do not expect, is to receive a defective product. Unfortunately, numerous patients who received knee implants using the Optetrak Knee System experienced extremely negative side effects due to dangerous design flaws, most commonly a loosened tibial plate requiring a revision.
With roughly 4.4 million Americans currently living with artificial knee implant, the chances that people are unknowingly relying on a defective implant is high indeed. In fact, over the past decade or so, at least 6 of the top knee implant manufacturers have issued recalls due to serious design and manufacturing flaws. Unfortunately, when an implant fails, it isn’t as simple as sending in the product and asking for your money back. These types of cases often require revision surgeries, compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and more.
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About Exactech’s Optetrak Knee Implants
Designed by Exactech, a Florida medical company, the Optetrak Knee System was created to help patients requiring knee replacement surgery. These patients typically suffered from knee instability and poor range of motion, problems a replacement surgery will typically solve. Unfortunately, patients we received knee replacement surgeries using an Attune Knee System began developing serious side effects, including infection, device instability, and device failure.
The following are knee implant models:
- Optetrak PS
- Optetrak Hi-Flex PS
- Optetrak Finned Tibial Tray
- Optetrak Offset Tibial Tray
- Optetrak RBK Tibial Insert
- Optetrak RBK Tibial Tray
- Optetrak CR Slope
- Optetrak Logic.
Problems With the Optetrak Knee Implants
In many cases, the issues associated with the defective Optetrach Knee implant have been painful and have impeded patients’ ability to perform normal, daily tasks. For years, reports of knee implant failures (especially tibial plate loosening) have been made to the FDA, the Australian Implant Registry and other international medical administrations. Most of the patients who received defective implants required a revision surgery to correct the issues or a replacement implant.
Side effects of the Optetrak Knee implants include:
- Loosening or instability of the implant
- Joint inflammation
- Joint pain
- Nerve damage
- Infection of the joint
- Implant fracturing
- Fracture of the femur or tibia
- Device dislocation
- Tibial subsidence
- Release of metal fragments into the body from the implant device
- Misalignment of implant components causing grinding
- Decrease in range of motion
Choose Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
If you suffered negative side effects after receiving an Optetrak Knee Implant, you may have viable defective product claim. Individuals who were harmed by a defective medical device have the right to seek compensation for the resulting damages caused by Exactech’s knee implants. Damages may include reimbursement for loss of wages, compensation for past, current, and future medical expenses involving the defective device, as well as pain and suffering.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our firm is passionate about advocating for the rights of the injured. We provide each client with personal attention in order to better meet their needs, and our experienced attorneys specialize in complex cases.
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