FDA Recall Issued: Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis

Hip problems

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinective Technology Femoral Stems and Necks. The devices involved were manufactured and distributed from March 31, 2015 through April 20, 2015.

The recall, based on a May 18, 2015 Zimmer-issued recall notification letter, is due to “higher than expected” manufacturing residues being left on the devices.

The Zimmer device allows surgeons to fit the implant specifically to the patient. During hip replacement surgery, the damaged portions of the hip joint are removed and replaced with an integrated system of products, which includes the femoral stem and neck


Potential Adverse Reactions

These residues can cause serious health issues including:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Pain
  • Infections
  • Death

Revision surgery may be required to replace the affected implant. These surgeries can be more dangerous than the initial surgery and can further damage the area of the implant. Talk to your doctor to understand the potential risks and recovery needs for your situation.


FDA Class I Recall of Zimmer Products

Class I 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 serious adverse health consequences or death.

The specific Zimmer product part numbers, lot numbers and descriptions include:

Part NumberLot NumberItem Description
0077130130062885058MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 13.5
0077130110062885040MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
6577130110062939041MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11 HATCP
0077130100062938997MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10
0077130050063006851MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 5
0077130090062927082MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130050063006852MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 5
0077130110062905574MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130060063024189MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6
0077130110062998426MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130110063024240MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130090063024220MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130070063024204MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130100063024229MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10
0077130100063024230MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10
0077130110063024239MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130070063024205MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130070063024206MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130110063024241MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130090063024219MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130120063024262MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130110063024238MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130130063024245MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 13.5
0077130110063024237MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130070063024201MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130100063024228MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10
0077130090063024218MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130060063024187MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6
0077130090063024217MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130120063024263MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130090063024221MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130120063024261MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130070063024203MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130120062927123MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130090062927083MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130090063024216MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130060063024188MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6
0077130070063024202MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130060063024184MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6
0077130110063024234MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130090063024210MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130070063024195MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130070063024196MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0078480140062924878KINECTIV MODULAR NECK X
0077130090063024211MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130100063024226MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10
0077130070063024197MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130060063024186MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6
0077130070063024198MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130070063024199MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5
0077130120063024258MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130090063024214MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130120063024256MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130100063024227MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 10
0077130090063024213MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130120063024259MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130110063024236MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130090063024215MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 9.0
0077130110063024235MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 11
0077130120063024257MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 12.5
0077130050063024180MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 5
0077130060063024183MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 6
0077130130062939008MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 13.5
0077130070063024193MOD ML TAPER FEM ST 7.5

 


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