Exactech Faulty Liners Leaving 200,000+ Patients At Risk Of Implant Failure
In 2021 Exactech’s Connexion GXL Hip liner and Optetrak/Optetrak Logic Knee implants were recalled leaving more than 200,000 people with faulty devices in their bodies. As of 2019, the FDA reported that there were about 90,000 people in the United States with an Exactech hip implant, and around 147,700 with an Exactech knee implant.
The Exactech hip liners and knee implants were recalled in 2021 due to an extremely high failure rate. The recall was expanded to include all Exactech knee and ankle units in February of 2022, and in August of 2022 an additional 40,000 hip devices were added to the recall as well. The high rate of failure of these products has been attributed to poor packaging as well as manufacturing defects, namely replacing the industry standard polyethylene with a cheaper option to cut costs.
For those with the Exactech implants they may experience the following complications:
- difficulty walking
- loosening of the implant
- joint stiffness
- swelling and inflammation
- bone degeneration (osteolysis)
If you have an Exactech product and have developed symptoms, you should make an appointment with your orthopedic doctor. They will be able to check your implant via X-Ray to ensure there is no problem with the alignment of your device, or signs of device failure. The main indicator of a faulty Exactech liners is bone degeneration (osteolysis). If the x-rays show evidence of bone degeneration at the site of the implant, the doctor will typically recommend revision surgery to replace the faulty device.
If you or a loved one has an Exactech implant, call to speak with one of our experienced Exactech lawyers. Our firm is working diligently to file Exactech lawsuits for those who have suffered from a faulty Exactech product. Call 1-800-YOST-LAW 1-800-967-8529 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today for a free consultation. There is no fee or expense unless we recover.