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Zimmer recalls component used in hip implant

Medical device manufacturer Zimmer is recalling one of its femoral stem and neck components used in hip replacement surgeries because higher than expected levels of manufacturing residues were left on the devices. These residues may cause patients to experience allergic reactions, pain, infections or death, and revision surgery may be needed to replace the defective devices. The recall involves the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks, which are Tivanium alloy implants that allow the surgeon to fit the implant specifically to the patient. During hip replacement surgery, the damaged portions of the hip joint are removed ... Read More

International safety alert issued on metal hip device

Medsafe, New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, has issued an international safety alert on the Durom Acetabular Cup, an artificial hip device that was discontinued by its manufacturer in June 2011. The device has been failing at a higher than expected rate, causing some patients to undergo revision surgery to have their defective hip implants removed and replaced. The Durom Acetabular Cup, made by Zimmer Inc., is designed with metal-on-metal parts, just like the DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system and resurfacing system. The Depuy device was recalled by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, ... Read More