Patients who received an Exactech Connexion GXL polyethylene liner as part of a total hip replacement surgery may experience problems with their hip implant. Some patients have had to undergo revision hip replacement surgery after the liner failed prematurely.
In June 2021, Exactech issued an urgent letter to orthopedic surgeons warning of the failure rate of the GXL polyethylene liners.
Although the GXL liner was removed from the market in 2019 and replaced by a new product (the XLE liner), 90,000 GXL liners had already been implanted in patients by that point.
Unfortunately, the problem isn’t limited to hip implants. Exactech has also recalled several knee and ankle replacement systems for similar reasons.
If you or a loved one has suffered side effects of an Exactech implant, contact the consumer justice attorneys at Saunders & Walker P.A. for a free legal case review. Don’t wait—time is of the essence when it comes to product liability lawsuits.
A hip replacement implant contains several different parts, which include (but are not limited to):
Not all patients with an Exactech Connexion GXL liner will need revision surgery to replace the implant or the liner. But patients who are showing symptoms associated with excessive wear—such as problems walking, pain, and stiffness—may need another surgery to replace all or some of the hip implant.
It’s important to see a doctor and contact an attorney if you are suffering side effects of an Exactech hip implant.
It’s critical to find an attorney with the background, experience, and resources necessary to fight—and win—product liability and personal injury cases. Make sure to look for a law firm that offers the following:
Deciding whether to have major surgery can be a difficult choice. Hip replacement patients put an incredible amount of trust in their surgeons—and in the medical device companies that manufacture implants. When something goes wrong, it’s a breach of trust.
No one should have to live with unnecessary pain or injury as a result of a faulty or defective medical device. If you or someone you love has been injured by a recalled Exactech hip implant, you may be eligible for compensation.
The product injury attorneys at Saunders & Walker P.A. have decades of combined experience handling medical device cases. We’ve won millions for our clients, and we’re ready to help you.