Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de VerSys Hip System Provisional Femoral Head 12/14 Neck Taper

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
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización 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
    Template - Product Code HWT
  • Causa
    Surgical technique instructions for the versys and slotted provisional femoral heads have been enhanced to inform users that the head may become difficult to visually locate if it becomes displaced deep or medial to the iliopsoas tendon and provide non-invasive imaging methods that can be used to locate the head. to reduce incidence of sub-optimal fit between provisional femoral heads and the mat.
  • Acción
    The firm, Zimmer, sent notification by email to consignees beginning October 10, 2012 with a follow-up letter titled "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" dated October 16, 2012 to its consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to complete a spreadsheet of current users and contact information and immediately provide this information via email to:, and review and become familiar with the content and recommendations of the attached letter sent to the customers. For questions call 1-877-946-2761.


  • Modelo / Serial
    All lots distributed from lot 69998600 (2/20/1996) to present
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Asia, Barbados, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, San Juan, and South America.
  • Descripción del producto
    00789504001 VerSys Femoral Head Provisional 40mm -3.5 || 00789504002 VerSys Femoral Head Provisional 40mm +0 || 00789504003 VerSys Femoral Head Provisional 40mm +3.5 || 00789504004 VerSys Femoral Head Provisional 40mm +7 || 00789504005 VerSys Femoral Head Provisional 40mm +10.5 || The provisional heads replicate final femoral implant geometry and are used to trial range of motion, joint stability, and determine appropriate femoral head size and offset during total hip arthroplasty
  • 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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