Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Medtronic DBS Pocket Adaptor for use with Activa PC (Model 37601) and Activa RC (Model 37612) brain neuro-stimulators

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Medtronic Australasia 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
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
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  • 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
    It has been identified that 16 medtronic neuromodulation dbs system pocket adaptors (0.08% reported rate of occurrence) have been identified with high impedance, resulting in decreased current being conducted through the device. some of the reported cases involved loss of therapy, return of symptoms, rebound effects and potential revision surgery to replace the device. there have been no incidents reported in australia. analysis of the returned devices found the cause of the high impedance to be conductor wire fractures near where the wire exits the neurostimulator connector block. in two cases, the issue was identified during implantation surgery, while the other 14 were identified after implantation and resulted in revision surgery.
  • Acción
    Medtronic is reminding users of the device labelling specific to the handling of pocket adaptors and system integrity checking during implant procedures. This action has been closed-out on 03/03/2017.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Medtronic DBS Pocket Adaptor for use with Activa PC (Model 37601) and Activa RC (Model 37612) brain neuro-stimulatorsModel Numbers: 64001 and 64002ARTG Number: 165114
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  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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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