Zimmer NexGen® MIS Tibial Component Recall
Zimmer’s MIS tibial component was used in NexGen® Flex Knee procedures, including the LPS-Flex and CR-Flex. In April of 2010, due to increased complaints of device failure, Zimmer issued an urgent safety notice regarding the MIS Tibial component. In September of that same year, the FDA classified Zimmer’s safety notice as a Class II Recall.
The MIS Tibial component was used in minimally invasive procedures, which are surgeries that are conducted with much smaller incisions than regular surgeries. These procedures can reduce blood loss and recovery time if performed correctly. However, Zimmer claimed that reduced visibility due to the minimally invasive procedure lead to surgeons unable to properly align the implant and cement it into place.
Zimmer has since altered the surgical technique used to insert the implant. The FDA recall status was terminated on March 28, 2011.
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