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Zimmer recalls Persona knee implant component

By Mark Hollmer

Zimmer recalls a part used in 1 of its knee implant systems, the Persona trabecular metal tibial plate, on complaints of loosening and that it would not show up on X-rays.

Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) is recalling a crucial component of 1 of its knee implant systems because of increased complaints that the part was loosening and wouldn’t show up on X-rays.

The FDA slapped a Class II label on the recall, signifying major safety risks, of Zimmer’s Persona trabecular metal tibial plates.

The FDA said that Zimmer is pursuing a voluntary recall of the part after reports of loosening and complaints of “radiolucent lines” – meaning the part was transparent in X-rays.

It’s a global recall, affecting much of the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Austria, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, according to the federal safety watchdog.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Spine Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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