Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Replacement
Weintraub Law is representing clients who have been implanted with the Exactech Connexion GXL hip replacement product in lawsuits alleging that the manufacturer failed to warn them of dangerous risks associated with the device.
Early Performance Issues with Connexion GXL
Exactech's Connexion GXL was approved for use in primary and revision hip replacement surgeries for certain joint-degrading conditions, such as osteoarthritis or trauma-related hip problems.
The Exactech Connexion GXL uses an acetabular liner is made of polyethylene, which is inserted between the acetabular cup, the portion of a hip replacement that is placed against a person’s pelvic bone, and the femoral head which replaces the “ball” portion of the femur bone.
The Exactech Connexion GXL acetabular liner has been reported to be related to early hip replacement failures. Two studies, one recently published in the Journal of Arthroplasty and the other in Arthroplasty Today by two separate groups of orthopedic surgeons from different institutions, found significant, early wear of several polyethylene Exactech Connexion GXL acetabular liners implanted in their patients.
Surgeons have found that the Exactech Connexion GXL acetabular liners wear are causing patients pain, limited mobility, loosening, and osteolysis (destruction and disappearance of bone surrounding the hip implant), which often results in the need for revision surgery.
Numerous adverse events reports have been submitted to the FDA's MAUDE database that specifically mention wear associated with the Exactech Connexion GXL liner.
If you are a hip implant recipient and think you may be affected but are not sure, call (504) 656-6280 today to speak with one of our defective medical device attorneys and learn if you qualify for compensation. We are happy to answer your questions free of charge.
Filing a Lawsuit
As a national firm experienced in representing clients injured by defective devices, Weintraub Law is prepared to file appropriate lawsuits on behalf of patients who have received Exactech Connexion GXL devices.