The CALAXO screw is a device used during knee surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The screw’s purpose in the surgery is to hold the knee ligament graft in place. The screws are designed to be naturally absorbed into the body within a year.
Why are CALAXO screws being recalled?
In November, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of the CALAXO screws because they had noticed a tendency for the screws to break. This led to various, often painful, complications and sometimes required additional surgery. Patients have been known to suffer from painful swelling, infection, fluid buildup, and other serious side effects from the broken CALAXO screws.
Help for those suffering because of CALAXO screw implants
If you or a loved one has had ACL surgery using a CALAXO screw, you may be eligible to receive payment (damages) to cover your medical bills, lost income (from the time you could not work), or pain & suffering. Our CALAXO screw recall attorneys are currently offering a free case evaluation to those suffering from harmful side effects of CALAXO screw implants.