FDA Recalls Zimmer Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System
Submitted by: Ennis & Ennis, P.A.
(OPENPRESS) September 30, 2011 -- On September 27, 2011, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System manufactured by Zimmer Inc. The Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System is a modular acetabular cup system consisting of a shell with a preassembled locking ring, a liner, and optional screws. The shell implants are used to replace the hip socket during total hip arthroplasty.
According to the FDA's notice, devices within Lot # 61132698 may have a locking ring groove depth that prevents the corresponding liner from snapping into the shell, thereby prompting this recall. In late July, letters were to be sent to all affected customers with instructions on how to proceed.
This recall comes amidst a time wherein recent data indicates that metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants have suffered a high adverse event rate in general. According to The New York Times, the FDA received more than 5,000 adverse event reports in the first six months of 2011 regarding MoM hips, which was more than the agency had received in the prior four years combined. To conduct its analysis, The New York Times reviewed complaints filed with the FDA for the past four years for several implants, including the Acetabular Replacement System (ASR) manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, as well as the Durom Acetabular Component (Durom Cup), yet another device manufactured by Zimmer Inc. Interestingly, the Durom Cup was recalled in July 2008.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. recommends that anyone with a Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System from the recalled Lot #, first seek medical attention. Then file an adverse event report with the FDA at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm. Lastly, consult with an experienced attorney to explore your legal rights.
Ennis & Ennis is offering free, nationwide, confidential consultations to anyone who has a MoM hip replacement system by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by going to www.ennislaw.com and completing an online case evaluation form.
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