Evaluation: DePuy Mitek FMS Duo+ Arthroscopic Irrigation/Distention System

September 27, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


The FMS Duo+ Fluid Management System is a poor choice for most facilities. Key reasons for this judgment:

  1. The pressure display does not indicate unit of measure and is not in mm Hg.

  2. The maximum selectable pressure exceeds 300 mm Hg.

  3. The overpressure limit exceeds our criterion of 180 mm Hg.

Although the unit's sale in North America was discontinued on December 31, 2016, and it will not be sold internationally after December 31, 2017, used FMS Duo+ units are likely to remain available for purchase, and existing users should be aware of our performance and safety findings. Tubing sets remain available for existing FMS Duo+ users.

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