Zimmer—Air Dermatomes and Air Dermatomes II: Planetary Gear Teeth May Be Broken

May 29, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a May 7, 2013, Urgent Device Removal letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Zimmer states that the planetary gear teeth of the above dermatomes may be broken, resulting in operation failure or intermittent operation. This problem may cause a delay or postponement in surgery or result in suboptimal graft retrieval, potentially requiring an additional donor site. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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