Biomet—Carpal Tunnel Security Blades: May Be Oversized and Difficult to Advance through the Security Clip

November 6, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In an ​October 25, 2013, Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Biomet states that the blades below may be oversized, potentially preventing or making it difficult for the blades to advance through the mating security clip. This problem may result in a surgical delay >30 min, plastic shavings/debris falling into the patient surgical...

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