Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Double Row Footplates (TLHEX Sterile; All sizes)

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Orthofix Srl.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Appliance, fixation, nail/blade/plate combination, multiple component - Product Code KTT
  • Causa
    The firm received complaints regarding the incompatibility and dimensional interference between the double row footplates manufactured in a limited period of 2014 and struts manufactured after september 2016. the firm determined that certain batches of the double row footplates are not compatible with the current version of the tl-hex struts.
  • Acción
    Customers were notified on approximately January 30, 2018, via letter. Instructions included to examine inventory for affected devices, remove any affected devices and arrange for the return of them, notify customers if the devices have been further distributed, and complete and return the response form. The notification also provided alternative procedures to complete the surgical intervention and treatment: 1) the surgeon can use parallel external support (either footplate or ring) that does not have dimensional issues; 2) the surgeon can complete fixation temporarily using non-hexapodal TrueLok connection elements, but the solution requires post-operative non-surgical intervention such as additional parallel external support that does not have dimensional issues or the surgeon completes the frame for treatment using TruLok non-hexapodal elements; 3) in case the issue arises in a strut changed during treatment, the surgeon can use an Emergency Tab Kit (see attached diagram in letter). For further questions, please call (214) 937-2000.


  • Modelo / Serial
    a) 120 MM, Product Code 99-56-22000, Lot No. V1374370 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1369866, V1369865, V1369864), Exp. Date 06/08/2019, UDI 18054242512585;   b) 140 MM, Product Code 99-56-22020, Lot No. V1374298 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1369870, V1369868, V1369869, V1369872, V1369871), Exp. Date 06/07/2019, UDI 18054242512592;   c) 160 MM, Product Code 99-56-22040, Lot No. V1374255 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1370134, V1370136, V1370128, V1370133, V1370132, V1370131), Exp. Date 06/07/2019, Lot No. V1374374 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1370130), Exp. Date 06/08/2019, Lot No. R1065030 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1370134, V1370136, V1370128, V1370133, V1370132, V1370131), Exp. Date 12/16/2021, UDI 18054242512608;   d) 180 MM, Product Code 99-56-22060, Lot No. V1374259 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1370581, V1369468, V1369469, V1369467, V1369466, V1369465, V1369471, V1369470, V1370597), Exp. Date 06/07/2019, UDI 18054242512615;   e) 200 MM, Product Code 99-56-22080, Lot No. V1374361 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1369462, V1371128, V1371074, V1369463, V1370469), Exp. Date 06/08/2019, UDI 18054242512622;   f) 220 MM, Product Code 99-56-22100, Lot No. V1374373 (Lot No. laser marked on products V1369460, V1371250, V1371075), Exp. Date 06/08/2019, UDI 18054242512639
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - US Distribution within Texas., and to the countries of : Australia, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
  • Descripción del producto
    TL-HEX TruLok Hexapod System, Double Row Footplates, TL-HEX Sterile, All Sizes: 120 MM, 140 MM, 160 MM, 180 MM, 200 MM. || The TL-HEX TrueLock Hexapod System (TL-HEX) consists of rings, foot plates and struts to be used in conjunction with the TruLok external fixation system. The system is a metal bone fixation device for stabilization and correction during the normal healing process. The purpose of the TL-HEX System is to provide a solution for deformity correction and keeping the bone segments aligned during the healing process. The device may only be applied by a physician, who is fully responsible for the surgical and post-operative procedures of the system and is able to manage possible mechanical and software limitations. Indications for use for adults and all pediatric subgroups except newborns include: post-traumatic joint contracture which has resulted in loss of range of motion, fractures and disease which generally may result in joint contractures or loss of range of motion and fractures requiring distraction, open and closed fracture fixation, pseudoarthrosis of long bones, limb lengthening by epiphyseal or metaphyseal distraction, correction of bony or soft tissue deformities, correction of bony of soft tissue defects, joint arthrodesis, infected fractures or non unions.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Orthofix Srl, Via Delle Nazioni 9, Bussolengo Italy
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source