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Device prosthesis, knee, femorotibial, unicompartmental, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, mobile bearing
Definition This type of device is designed to allow for motion between the plastic tibial bearing and metal tibial baseplate components of a unicompartmental knee prosthesis. It is intended to replace part of a knee joint in order to relieve pain and restore knee function, for indications such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis.
Product CodeNRA
Device Class 3

Premarket Approvals (PMA)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
5 6 0 3 6 5 8 2 4 6 0

Device Problems
No Information 378
Migration of device or device component 114
Dislodged or dislocated 56
Fracture 27
Implant, removal of 22
Unstable 20
No Known Device Problem 17
Mechanical issue 12
Detachment of device component 11
Material erosion 9
Loose or intermittent connection 8
Slippage of device or device component 8
No code available 8
Dislocated 7
Loose 6
Malposition of device 6
Explanted 5
Break 4
Detachment of device or device component 4
Device operates differently than expected 4
Noise, Audible 4
Positioning Issue 4
Naturally worn 3
Size incorrect for patient 3
Device markings issue 3
Unintended movement 3
Material fragmentation 3
Failure to Adhere or Bond 3
Metal shedding debris 3
Use of Device Issue 2
User used incorrect product for intended use 2
Collapse 2
Entrapment of device or device component 2
Component falling 2
Structural problem 2
Material deformation 2
Scratched material 2
Overcorrection 1
Packaging issue 1
Device, removal of (non-implant) 1
Foreign material present in device 1
Manufacturing or shipping issue associated with device 1
Component incompatible 1
Disassembly 1
Device remains implanted 1
Difficult to remove 1
Material rupture 1
Material separation 1
Sticking 1
Unsealed device packaging 1
Tear, rip or hole in device packaging 1
Failure to osseointegrate 1
Fitting problem 1
Component missing 1
Total Device Problems 788

Recalls
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Class I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Class II 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Class III 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Recalls
Manufacturer Recall Class Date Posted
1 Biomet U.K., Ltd. II Apr-15-2013
2 Biomet, Inc. II Feb-03-2009
3 Endotec, Inc. II Jan-11-2012

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