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Recent Medical Device Recalls & Warnings
LAST YEAR, OVER 437 MILLION DEVICES WERE RECALLED FOR FEAR THEY MIGHT KILL OR PERMANENTLY HARM PATIENTS.
DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Devices Recalled.
Depuy recalled two of its devices- ASR XL Acetabular system and the ASR resurfacing system- after a publication from the Bone and Joint Registry of England a Whales determined that 1 in 8 patients required revision within the first five years. More info
TransVaginal Mesh Warning
Recent studies found that TransVaginal Mesh may cause serious vaginal tissue erosion, infection, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse in nearly 10% of patients. More info.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement - High Failure Rate.
Zimmer has been under pressure from orthopedic groups to recall its NexGen Knee system, due to issues of failure in its cementless design. The NexGen Knee replacement system could have a failure rate of up to nine percent. More info
Zimmer Hip Durom Cup - High Failure Rates.
Zimmer suspended sales of its Durom Cup due to a unacceptably high failure rate among recipients. Zimmer cited procedural error as cause for the complications and rereleased the device with additional surgical instructions for the Orthopedic surgeons. More info
Diabetes Test Strips Recalled Due to Inaccurate Readings.
FDA issued a recall of several Glucose strips that are used to test the levels of sugar in a patients blood, affected lots suffer from diminished absorption of the blood on the strips and may lead to inaccurate glucose readings. More info
Fentanyl Transdermal Duragesic Pain Patches Recalled.
Duragesic pain patch has recalled fetanyl-release transdermal patch after the FDA determined that users were at high risk of accidental overdose. More info