In November 2016, Smith & Nephew issued a hip recall for a modular neck hip prosthesis frequently used with the company’s Modular SMF and REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems. The action also included associated SMF and REDAPT Revision hip stems. According to the company, patients implanted with the recalled components may face an increased risk of revision surgery.
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On November 15, 2016, Smith & Nephew issued an URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE: Medical Device Field Safety Corrective Action / Recall regarding a modular neck hip prosthesis used with the company’s Modular SMF and REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems. According to the notice, the prosthesis and a number of SMF and REDAPT Revision hip stems were being voluntarily withdrawn from the market due to a higher complaint rate in comparison to similar monolithic hip prostheses.
The Smith & Nephew announcement indicated that the Modular SMF hip was associated with a complaint rate of .527%, while the Modular REDAPT hip was associated with a 0.25% complaint rate. The majority of complaints involved metal-related complications, which appeared to be trending upward on a yearly basis.
All of the components included in the Smith & Nephew hip recall were sold between October 2008 and July 2016. The recall did not affect Smith & Nephew’s Monolithic SMF and Monolithic REDAPT Revision Femoral Hip Systems.
Surgeons have been advised to monitor affected Smith & Nephew hip recipients for pain, swelling, limited mobility and enlarged bursa. Those exhibiting these symptoms should be considered for more extensive clinical evaluation, including blood testing to determine levels of chromium/cobalt ions. Ultrasound or cross-sectional imaging may also be needed to further assess the patient for any soft tissue reactions. Revision surgery should only be considered after a comprehensive examination of all clinical findings has been completed, especially if an adverse soft-tissue reaction is confirmed.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free legal reviews to individuals who may have been impacted by the Smith & Nephew modular neck hip recall. To contact an attorney today, please call (888) 994-5118.
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