“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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Descripción del producto
DBS Lead Depth Stop contained in Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) lead kits, models 3387/3387S, 3389/3389S, and 3391/3391S, The lead kit contains one DBS lead in addition to multiple accessories used in DBS lead implant procedures. Among these accessories is the DBS lead holder, also referred to as the lead depth stop. || The lead holder affixes to the DBS lead during the lead implant procedure, marking the distance to the lead tip and providing control of DBS lead depth during implant by interfacing with the stereotactic system