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
    Prosthesis, shoulder, non-constrained, metal/polymer cemented - Product Code KWT
  • Causa
    The results of an investigation into complaints revealed that trabecular metal humeral and/or zimmer¿ trabecular metal reverse humeral implants engaging in the canal earlier than expected could lead to incomplete seating of the implant, delay in surgery, humeral fracture, or the need for cement in a press-fit application.
  • Acción
    Zimmer, Inc. sent an URGENT DEVICE CORRECTION letter dated September 10, 2010 to surgeons, risk managers, and distributors. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken. Sales Representatives were instructed to: a. provide the Dear Surgeon (Urgent Device Correction) letter and revised surgical technique directly to surgeons and risk managers at facilities using the device or b. provide a list of facilities and surgeons using the TM Humeral and TM Reverse shoulder systems to the Zimmer Recall Coordinator, and c. destroy previous versions of the surgical technique, and d. inform users of when the new surgical technique, instrument case, distal reamers, and distal pilots will be shipped to them based on communication from Zimmer, Inc. Handling of returned product: HCPs were notified to return all of the distal pilots in the scope back to Zimmer which were to be be destroyed once the recall has been completed. They will also be instructed to either return the reamers back to Zimmer or to remove these reamers from the TM Reverse shoulder systems sets and place into the Bigliani/Flatow Complete Shoulder Solution set. New surgical techniques will also be introduced and the user will be asked to remove previous versions of the surgical technique from all points of use. This removal will be verified by Zimmer Sales Representatives. For questions regarding this recall call (574) 371-8852.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catalog Number 00-4310-008/018-13  All Lot Numbers
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA, Nationwide, Switzerland and Eschbach, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Brazil, Venezuela, El Salvador, Colombia, Canada, and Thailand.
  • Descripción del producto
    ZIMMER TRABECULAR METAL SHOULDER INSTRUMENTATION, DISTAL PILOT used for implantation of the Zimmer¿ Trabecular Metal Humeral and/or Zimmer¿ Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder Systems: Catalog Number 00-4310-008/018-13. || The distal pilot manual surgical instrument is used in the surgical procedure to implant the Zimmer¿ Trabecular Metal Humeral and Zimmer¿ Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder Systems. The distal pilot is attached to the proximal reamer during proximal reaming and to the proximal provisional during trialing. In both of these cases the distal pilot is used to provide alignment for the proximal devices. The Zimmer Trabecular Metal Shoulder System consists of conventional and reverse, semi- and nonconstrained (resurfacing) shoulder prostheses for total or hemi-arthroplasty applications. The Zimmer Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System is a treatment option for patients with severe rotator cuff (RC) deficiency. The stem was designed so that its bearing surfaces, as compared to a traditional humeral stem, is such that the humeral component contains a concave ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) liner that articulates with a hemispheric metallic glenoid component. These two systems are used for: - the treatment of severe pain or significant disability in degenerative, - rheumatoid, or traumatic disease of the glenohumeral joint; - ununited humeral head fractures of long duration; - irreducible 3-and 4-part proximal humeral fractures; - avascular necrosis of the humeral head, or other difficult clinical management problems where arthrodesis or resectional arthroplasty is not acceptable.
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  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer Inc., 345 E Main St, Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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