Exactech Broadspire Helpline

The Exactech Broadspire Helpline has been established to assist joint replacement recipients who suffered serious complications related to the premature failure of Optetrak and Connexion GXL polyethylene liners used with certain Exactech hip, knee, and ankle replacement systems.

 Exactech Recall Lawyer

Our Exactech recall lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of people harmed due to recalled joint implants and other defective medical devices. If you or someone you love experienced premature failure or other complications following joint replacement surgery with a recalled Exactech hip, knee, or ankle implant, it’s important that you act quickly to protect your rights to file an Exactech recall lawsuit.

To get the help you need, please call the Exactech Broadspire Helpline today by calling (888) 994-5118.

About the Exactech Hip, Knee, and Ankle Recalls

The Exactech recalls began in June 2021 and involved some 90,000 Connexion GXL acetabular liners used with the following Exactech metal-on-plastic hip replacement systems:

  • Acumatch GXL
  • Novation GXL
  • MCS Hip System

According to the recall notice, an unusually high number of hips with Connexion GXL liners were failing within 3-to-6 years. A properly functioning metal-on-plastic hip implant should last 25 years or more.

Less than a year later, in February 2022, the company recalled 147,000 Optetrak Polyethylene liners used in knee and ankle replacements, including:

  • 60,926 Exactech Optetrak knee replacement liners used since 2004
  • 60,518 Exactech Optetrak Logic knee replacement liners used since 2009
  • 24,727 Exactech Optetrak Truliant knee replacement liners used since 2017
  • 1,561 Exactech Vantage liners used in ankle replacement surgeries since 2016.

In this case, defective bags used to store the liners could allow oxygen to diffuse the plastic insert, resulting in oxidation before joint replacement surgery.

The Consequences of Exactech Joint Replacement Failure

Patients who received a recall Optetrak or Connexion GXL during hip, knee, or ankle replacement surgery are at risk for painful and debilitating complications, including:

  • Osteolysis (bone degeneration)
  • Bone loss, loosening, lysis, and pain after a knee or ankle replacement
  • Component fatigue, cracking, or fracture
  • Pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in the implanted joint.
  • Difficulty walking
  • Implant failure resulting in premature revision surgery

In most cases, these issues will require revision surgery to remove and replace the implant. If a defective liner resulted in severe damage to the joint, patients could continue to experience discomfort and disability even after undergoing Exactech revision surgery.

Should I Participate in the Exactech Broadspire Claims Program?

Exactech has already retained a settlement adjustment company called Broadspire to oversee a claims reimbursement process related to these recalls. However, you should keep in mind that any payments you receive via this process will be limited to “recall-related out-of-pocket expenses.”

Participating in the Broadspire program may also require you to surrender all rights to additional compensation, including damages you could be awarded by filling an Exactech lawsuit. These additional damages could be significant and may include:

  • Pain and suffering caused by the failed implant;
  • Inconvenience and recovery time from additional surgery;
  • Lost wages or loss of earning capacity;
  • Past and future medical expenses that directly result from the defective implant.

If you do choose to participate in the claims program without seeking appropriate legal advice, Exactech will likely use the information you provide to Broadspire to minimize any settlement you do receive.

Contact the Exactech Broadspire Helpline Today

Our Exactech recall lawyers are ready to fight for you.

We established the Exactech Broadspire Helpline to help victims of these defective implants navigate the claims process and ensure they’re treated fairly. It’s in your best interest to call the helpline before you even speak with a Broadspire or Exactech representative. We’ll evaluate your case for free, explain your rights, and discuss the best way to ensure you’re fully compensated for all of your injuries and losses.

Fill out our online form or call the Exactech Broadspire Helpline direct at (888) 994-5118 to arrange for your free, no-obligation case review.

  1. FDA (June 2021) “Class 2 Device Recall Exactech Connexion” https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRes/res.cfm?ID=188093
  2. The Journal of Arthroplasty (May 2020) “Early Polyethylene Failure in a Modern Total Hip Prosthesis: A Note of Caution.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0883540319311921
  3. Exactech (February 2022) “US Exactech Recall Information” https://www.exac.com/medical-professionals/recall-information/
Last Modified: June 10, 2022

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