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FDA Issues Reminder About Recall of Exactech Knee, Ankle and Hip Devices

On March 23, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) issued a reminder to health care providers and patients about devices that were recalled in 2021 and 2022.  Many Exactech knee, ankle and hip joint replacement devices manufactured between 2004 and August 2021 were packaged in defective packaging bags, which were missing one of the oxygen barrier layers that prevents oxidation.  Chemical reaction with oxygen can degrade plastics and lead to component breakdown and/or accelerated wear and failure causing bone loss and the need for revision surgery.

On its website, the FDA explains it is working with Exactech and encourages patients and providers to report any problems online or by calling 800.332.1088 for more information on how to mail or fax.

Martin & Jones attorneys have been helping victims of defective implants for decades. We have extensive experience with knee and hip implant recalls and lawsuits and have successfully recovered substantial settlements for clients. If you or a family member have a defective hip, knee, or ankle implant, call or contact our office for a free, no obligation consultation. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and are paid out of the settlement we obtain.

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