Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de balanSys UNI convex PE inlay x/6, x/7, x/9

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Mathys Orthopaedics Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Global post market surveillance data showed two (2) reports from 2016 and 2017 concerning in situ inlay breakage of balansys uni convex pe inlays x/6 after approximately eight years. in 2015 mathys ltd bettlach made the decision to phase-out the balansys uni convex unicompartmental knee system based on economic grounds, with only the uni convex pe inlays to be retained to allow for potential minor revision surgeries. the phase out was initiated in december 2015, and completed by december 2016. in november 2016, a field safety corrective action was carried out to recall all balansys uni convex pe inlays x/5 (thickness 5 mm) from the market after the occurrence of seven (7) breakages of the inlays x/5. no events have been reported for x/7 and x/9.
  • Acción
    Mathys Orthopaedics is advising surgeons to inform affected patients implanted with a size x/6, x/7 and x/9 inlay about the risks of PE inlay breakage and any further associated potential risks while maintaining their routine follow-up protocol. The need for any additional follow-up or revision surgery should be determined on a case-by-case basis following a detailed assessment of each patients’ clinical circumstances.


  • Modelo / Serial
    balanSys UNI convex PE inlay x/6, x/7, x/9Multiple affected Art Numbers - all lots of these are affectedARTG Number: 212828 - cancelled
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