Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate (ALP) system

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
  • Número del evento
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  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
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  • Fecha de finalización del evento
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  • 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, spinal intervertebral body - Product Code KWQ
  • Causa
    Zimmer spine, inc. is initiating a correction regarding the trinica alp instrument tray, part 07.01058.001 (all lots). the ratchet handles, part 07.00438.001 may not be effectively sterilized if left in their designated location(s) in the instrument tray. this is due to the current bracketing in the tray potentially interfering with complete steam penetration into the cannulated handle.
  • Acción
    Zimmer Spine sent a Medical Device Correction letter dated October 9, 2013 via FedEx A Medical Device Correction letter, dated October 09, 2013 via FedEx to distributors, Hospitals and Surgeons who have received and/or used the device. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to review the notification and ensure affected personnel were aware of its contents. Only sterilize the Ratchet Handles external to the instrument tray. Customers were to be notified when replacement trays were available. Customer with questions were instructed to call the Zimmer Customer Call Center at 866-774-6368. UPDATE: July 17, 2014 Zimmer issued another letter to consignees to inform them of a redesigned tray is available and will replace the current tray. A Zimmer representative will conduct the swap-out of the current Rev A tray for the new Rev B design tray. A Return Confirmation Form is asked to be emailed back to For assistance or questions, contact Zimmer Spine Customer Service at 866-774-6368.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lots: P060509, P061255, P070617, P080422, P090046
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to Nationwide and OUS countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
  • Descripción del producto
    Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate (ALP) system, part 07.01058.001. Non Sterile, Rx only. The Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate System is a temporary supplemental fixation device consisting of a variety of shapes and sizes of plates and screws. The Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate System is used as an implant for the correction and stabilization of the spine. This system provides temporary stabilization and augments the development of a solid spinal fusion. Additionally, this system provides the surgeon with the ability to supplement an interbody device with anterior plate fixation. The Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate System components can be locked into a variety of configurations and each construct may be customized to individual cases. The plates are low profile and anatomically designed to provide optimal fit from either anterior or anterior-lateral approach. This system also features anti-migration locking caps to help secure the fixation screws. All Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate System implant components are made from titanium alloy (Ti-6AI-4V). || The Trinica Anterior Lumbar Plate System is indicated for use via the lateral or anterolateral surgical approach above the bifurcation of the great vessels or via the anterior surgical approach, below the bifurcation of the great vessels. This system is indicated in the treatment of lumbar or lumbosacral (L1-SI) spine instability as a result of fracture (including dislocation and subluxation), tumor, degenerative disc disease (defined as back pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies), pseudoarthrosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, lordotic deformities of the spine, spinal stenosis, or a failed previous fusion.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer, Inc., 345 E Main St, Warsaw IN 46580-2746
  • 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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