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May 14, 2023
by Jamie Foster

Exactech Hip Recall

As we discussed in our post about the Exactech Recall Lawsuit, in 2021, medical implant giant Exactech issued a recall for more than 147,000 ankle, knee, and hip devices produced since 2004. Faulty packaging of the implants prior to use resulted in oxygen exposure which caused the premature degradation of the artificial joints. This could lead to adverse effects for patients who have had these devices implanted.

In today's post, we are focusing on the Exactech hip recall lawsuit.

Why are Exactech Hip Implants Being Recalled?

Exactech has launched a recall of its hip replacement implant systems that use the Connexion GXL plastic liner. This liner is used in the Novation Crown Cup hip implant system which features a “hemispherical titanium cup” that is intended to function like the hip socket. The Connexion GXL liner is an insert that fits inside the socket of the cup. The plastic insert has a significant defect that is causing abnormally high early failure rates for the Exactech hip replacements.

Defects such as those found in the hip implants subject to the Exactech hip recall can lead to excess pain and eventual injury for hip replacement patients. It can also release foreign debris into the surrounding tissue, causing further damage.

Symptoms of a faulty hip implant include:

  • Hip pain
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to put weight on your hip joint
  • Grinding or clicking noise when moving
  • Hip instability
Patients who underwent hip surgery and received an Exactech hip implant may find themselves experiencing the above symptoms. As a result, they may require revision surgery to remove and replace the recalled implant.
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What is Hip Revision Surgery?

Revision hip joint replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a previously-implanted artificial hip joint. Revision surgery is often more complicated and difficult to perform due to the unpredictability of removing an old joint implant. There may be excess scar tissue left over from the first surgery, and a reduction in the amount of healthy hip bone with which the surgeon can work. Deteriorated hip implants can lead to infection in the bone, further complicating the surgery. Unfortunately, not all patients are good candidates for this potentially risky surgery, which could leave them stuck with a defective Exactech hip implant for longer than necessary.

What if I Have a Recalled Exactech Hip Implant?

If you aren’t sure if your hip replacement implant is subject to the Exactech hip recall, contact your physician. They will be able to research the serial number of your implant and confirm whether or not you have an affected Exactech hip implant.

If it is determined that you need revision surgery to replace a hip implant, your physician may refer you to the Exactech-Broadspire Helpline for further assistance. However, this course of action will only initiate Exactech’s settlement claims process for out-of-pocket surgery costs, and will not compensate you for other losses like lost wages or pain & suffering. Therefore, it is advised that you first contact a specialized personal injury attorney before reaching out to Exactech directly.

Falcon Law is Ready to Help

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of a defective Exactech hip implant. The product liability attorneys at Falcon Law Firm stand ready to guide you through the Exactech hip recall process. Contact is today with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Attorney Timothy J. Falcon

Meet the Attorney - Timothy J. Falcon

If you have questions about the Exactech Recall for hip, knee, and ankle transplants, contact Timothy J. Falcon today. Mr. Falcon has successfully settled and tried cases that resulted in numerous settlements or judgments over the million dollar mark. In 1993, he successfully argued an important federal maritime case in front of the United States Supreme Court In a 7-2 vote the justices of the Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Falcon and he kept an important remedy available for injured mariners. He possesses years of experience in the field of personal injury, making him an expert when it comes to fighting for the rights of those who have been wronged by corporate entities. You can call Mr. Falcon’s office directly at (504)341-1234 or send an email today.

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