Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Virage Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) Spinal Fixation System - Closure Caps (used to stabilise support or correct alignment of spinal vertebrae)

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Zimmer 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
    Zimmer spine has received complaints of closure top loosening. loosening may occur when there is off-axis driver pressure and when the rod is not fully seated prior to application and final tightening of closure top.The most probable risks associated with off-axis tightening of the closure top and final tightening of the closure tops prior to the rod being fully seated in the screw is loosening of the closure tops which may result in a revision surgery.
  • Acción
    Zimmer Spine is providing users with additional technique guidance in advance of an updated Surgical Technical Manual for the Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System. Surgeons are advised to adhere to the additional guidance provided with the customer letter to minimise the risk of improper locking of the construct.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Virage Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) Spinal Fixation System - Closure Caps (used to stabilise support or correct alignment of spinal vertebrae)Item Number: 07.01728.001All Lots affectedARTG Number: 111775
  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “The safety of patients has always been, and continues to be, Zimmer Biomet’s top priority and it is our honor to be a leader in this industry for the past 90 years,” Zimmer Biomet told ICIJ in a statement. “We adhere to strict regulatory standards, and work closely with the FDA and all applicable regulatory agencies in each of our regions as part of our commitment to operating a first-rate quality management system across our global manufacturing network. The company added that it is focused on staying at the forefront of innovation and doing right by the millions of patients who rely on the company’s products.
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