Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Medtronic Navigated Solera Driver Tips for Spinal Surgery, Instrument set or kit models numbers (which contains the drivers)

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
  • 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
    Complaints have been received by medtronic related to broken, bent or damaged screwdriver tips. under certain use conditions, the torque required to fully seat a pedicle screw may be higher than the screwdriver tip can withstand. those conditions include: • the hole for the screw not drilled to the proper diameter • the hole for the screw not tapped adequately, either in the diameter or the length • dense bone • large diameter screws the screwdriver tip breaking could result in the extension of the surgery due to the need to find a replacement screwdriver, and if broken, extract the broken tip from the screw to complete the insertion, or the removal of the tip from the patient.
  • Acción
    Medtronic is modifying the instructions for use (IFU) for the navigated screwdrivers to add additional warnings related to the careful inspection of the instruments regularly for damage and the importance of knowledge of the operating procedures, patient selection, and product information. The revised IFUs will be included with all new navigated screwdrivers. Some images of conditions to look for during inspection is included in the customer letter. Revised IFUs will be also provided with the customer letter. This action has been closed-out on 19/08/2016.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Medtronic Navigated Solera Driver Tips for Spinal SurgeryModel numbers: 9735023, 9735024, 9735025, 9735026, 9735027, 9734856, 9734857, 9734279, 9734373 Instrument set or kit models numbers (which contains the drivers) - 9735283, 9735283-G02, 9734632, 9734647, 9734648, 9735281, 9735278, 9735282, 9735279, 9735280 All serial numbersARTG Numbers: 119952 and 120114
  • Manufacturer


  • 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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