Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Versate Monofilament Mesh, 50x50 cm

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
    Medtronic has been made aware of patient reports of abdominal hernia recurrence following hernia repair using versatex monofilament mesh 50 x 50 cm. the risk is highest in patients who have comorbidities. the majority of these patients have been confirmed to have undergone the transversus abdominis muscle release (tar) procedure.
  • Acción
    Medtronic is adding the following statement to the Versatex monofilament mesh Instructions for Use so that surgeons are aware of the risks involved in using Versatex monofilament mesh 50x50 cm in TAR procedures: "In case of large abdominal wall defects, use of Versatex monofilament mesh in posterior component separation techniques with transversus abdominis muscle release may lead to a higher risk of hernia recurrence. Versatex monofilament mesh is not recommended for posterior component separation techniques with transversus abdominis muscle release when the mesh is used as a bridging material for the lateral relaxing incisions."


  • Modelo / Serial
    Versate Monofilament Mesh, 50x50 cmItem Code: VTX5050MARTG Number: 237409(Medtronic Australasia - Abdominal hernia surgical mesh, synthetic polymer)
  • 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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