What if you received an Exactech knee, ankle or hip replacement?
The notice sent to surgeons recommends against removing an Exactech device absent evidence of its failure as long as it functions properly and is not causing pain or discomfort to a recipient. The company advised physicians company to monitor patients who complain of any of the following symptoms:
- Knee or ankle instability.
- Weight-bearing issues.
- Noises, including grinding sound, emanating from the joint.
- Swelling or complaints of pain.
Additionally, Exactech advised surgeons to evaluate recipients of the devices for potential wear, osteolysis or bone loss, and other signs of failure. The company also recommends physicians use X-rays to assist in evaluating device failure. This testing can help regardless of the product’s shelf life and regardless of how much time has elapsed since the replacement surgery. If you have a recalled device, don’t delay in seeking legal representation. Time is of the essence. Contact The Ruth Law Team today for a free case evaluation.