Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Medtronic Navigation O-Arm Imaging System (Digital fluoroscopic diagnostic portable x-ray system)

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 I
  • 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
    Medtronic has identified a potential failure in the braking system that controls the o-arm gantry’s vertical movement. medtronic's internal investigation identified that the transistor which is part of the motion control box that manages the gantry’s vertical movement, could be exposed to a level of current that would damage it and could cause it to fail. if the transistor fails, the brake that holds the gantry in its vertical position could release, allowing the gantry to rapidly descend.
  • Acción
    The manufacturer, Medtronic navigation has identified a correction for this potential failure mode by designing and implementing an improved circuit for the braking system that controls the O-Arm gantry’s vertical movement. Medtronic is advising customers to set the OR table/patient height from the floor as low as possible to reduce the risk of adverse health consequence in the unlikely event of the failure mode occurring in the field until affected systems are implemented with the corrective action.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Medtronic Navigation O-Arm Imaging System (Digital fluoroscopic diagnostic portable x-ray system)Serial Numbers: 101 - 564ARTG Number: 135566
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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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