​Zimmer Biomet—Regenerex Series A Patella Pegs: May Shear Postoperatively

April 5, 2017 | Risk Management News

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​​ECRI Institute's complete weekly summary of medical device hazard and recall information is available in ECRI Institute's Health Devices Alerts(HDA). For more information about HDA, contact us at clientservices@ecri.org.

In a March 22, 2017, Urgent Medical Device Recall Removal letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Zimmer Biomet states that the above pegs may shear postoperatively, potentially necessitating revision surgery. Zimmer Biomet also states that the complaint rate (0.27%) is higher than the manufacturer's expectations. Zimmer Biomet further states that this problem may occur if the implant is...

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