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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