Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Pathfinder NXT Closure Top Driver Long

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 Zimmer Inc..

¿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.

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  • Tipo de evento
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
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  • 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
    Screwdriver - Product Code HXX
  • Causa
    Zimmer spine, inc. is initiating a voluntary recall regarding an increased risk of rounding or partial rounding of the hex tip on the 3566-1 (long) and 3566-2 (short) closure top driver used for insertion, provisional tightening, and final locking of closure tops during the screw and rod construct assembly of the pathfinder nxt pedicle screw system. when the hex tip of the closure top driver is.
  • Acción
    Zimmer, Inc. issued an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letters dated April 2011, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed that (THE GOLD CLOSURE TOP DRIVERS 3566-1 and 3566-2 ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR FINAL TIGHTENING); an alternate instrument for final construct tightening will be included in the instrument set 3570-1 short and 3570-2 long (These instruments are silver instead of gold for easy identification and do not include a retention feature for holding the Closure Top); to ensure final drivers are added to each PathFinder NXT set and inspect Closure Top Drivers for rounded hex wear; contact their customer service representative if they do not have both versions; and complete and return all attached forms via fax to: Zimmer Spine at 512-258-0995. The letter states that the firm will revise the surgical technique to show the updated uses of the screwdrivers. Please keep Zimmer Spine informed of any adverse events associated with the device or any other Zimmer spine product by calling 800-326-0635. For any further questions or concerns contact the Vice President Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at 800-655-2614.


  • Modelo / Serial
    REF 3566-1 Lots 62TP, 63SG, 65DE, 66CH.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including states of: AZ, CA, WI, MI, KS, OK, TX, GA, TN, FL, NJ, CT, PA and the countries of: Australia and Italy.
  • Descripción del producto
    Pathfinder NXT Closure top driver - long, REF 3566-1, Zimmer Inc., Warsaw, IN || Product Usage: The Closure Top Driver is used in conjunction with compressors, distractors, and reducers, as needed, to manipulate and hold the spine into the desired position via loosening/tightening maneuvers on the provisionally inserted closure tops of the construct assembly. After confirmation of correct screw and rod placement, the Closure Top Driver is used to apply final torque to the provisionally tightened closure tops to secure the construct assembly. The Closure Top Driver is also used to remove previously inserted closure tops during construct removal.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • 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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