Many people have undergone hip, knee, and ankle replacement surgery using Exactech joint replacement products. In August 2021, Exactech announced the recall of many of its knee, ankle, and hip replacement parts. It was discovered that, for certain products sold since 2004, the packaging of various parts allowed exposure to oxygen, which could cause oxidation. Over time, the oxidation could lead to the breakdown of the implant material within the patient’s body, causing failure of the device and other complications. Additionally, Exactech recalled their Connexion GXL acetabular polyethylene liners, which are a key component in several hip replacement products. These liners could also break down prematurely.
Because of the many lawsuits associated with the defective products, the suits were consolidated into a nationwide multi-district lawsuit (MDL), centralized in the Eastern District of New York State. In addition, since Exactech is a Florida company, an additional, state-wide MDL has been created, which could go to trial earlier than the national MDL.
Do you have an Exactech product that has been recalled?