Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de rHead Radial Head and Uni-Elbow 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 Stryker Australia 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
    Stryker has conducted a review of the currently available data of the stryker rhead radial head and uni-elbow system, and it was found to be inconclusive to continue supporting the performance of the device. the system is intended for replacement of the proximal end of the radius. this includes replacement of the radial head for degenerative or post-traumatic disabilities, presenting pain, crepitation and decreased motion at the radio humeral and/or proximal radio ulnar joint with joint destruction or subluxation visible on x-ray and resistance to conservative treatment.Post-operatively, the following may occur; implant loosening (septic and aseptic), instability (mod-severe), stress fracture (bone), cyst formation (bone resorption), stiffness, pain, impingement and heterotopic ossification.
  • Acción
    Stryker is advising customers to inspect inventory for affected product and quarantine it immediately. Stryker will arrange collection of goods from affected sites. Health care professionals that have patients using the Stryker rHead Radial Head/Uni-Elbow Prosthesis System should continue to follow up those patients in accordance with the routine standard of care and be aware of this issue when doing so.


  • Modelo / Serial
    rHead Radial Head and Uni-Elbow SystemMultiple Item Numbers (see attached)All Lot NumbersARTG Numbers: 238712 (Stryker Australia Pty Ltd - Prosthesis, internal, joint, elbow, radial component)240014 (Stryker Australia Pty Ltd - Coated elbow humerus prosthesis)240015 (Stryker Australia Pty Ltd - Surgical procedure kit, orthopaedic, reusable)
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  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
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