|Recall Class:||Class I|
|September 14, 2009|
Ti Synex II Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR)
This recall involves part numbers 04.808.001-11, Synex II Central Body, Titanium (all lots).
This product was manufactured from June 8, 2007 through September 9, 2009 and distributed from July 2, 2007 through September 8, 2009.
|Use:||This device is a vertebral body replacement device that is used in the T1-L5 portion of the spine to replace a collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral body due to a tumor or trauma (that is, a fracture).|
|Recalling Firm:||Synthes USA
1302 Wrights Lane East
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-3417
|Reason for Recall:||Loss of device height may result in nerve injury, increased pain, spinal compression fracture, failure of additional fixation, and/or need for a reoperation or an operation to modify the implanted device.|
Physicians who have:
Patients who have this recalled device and have increased pain, other symptoms, or questions should contact their surgeon.
For more information, see Useful Links below.
Hospitals and surgeons that have these recalled devices must stop implanting them immediately.
On September 23, 2009, the company notified hospitals and sales consultants about this recall by mail. The company:
On November 09, 2009, the company sent physicians a follow up letter for their patients.
Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause adverse health consequences or death.
JUDITH L ROTONDO says
How do you truly know if your physician at that time of surgery used the recalled items or not?
Emily Neumann says
I have this device and was notified of the recall. I am a year out of surgury and still have bad pain. I was told by my doctors NOT under any circumstances to contact my surgeon. No matter what my questions cant be answered because no one knows the answers. Its kind of hard when you feel all alone.