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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 and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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