DBS Pocket Adaptor, Model 64001 and Model 64002. || The Medtronic Models 64001 (1x4) and 64002 (2x4) Pocket Adaptors can be used as a part of a neurostimulation system for deep brain stimulation. The pocket adaptor is intended to be implanted with the new replacement neurostimulator in the same pocket used for the explanted neurostimulator. Implanting in the same neurostimulator pocket allows for a single-incision procedure.
“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.