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Class 2 Device Recall EGR (Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Release System

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 Class 2 Recall
EGR (Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Release System
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Date Posted March 19, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on January 23, 2014
Recall Number Z-1226-2012
Recall Event ID 61183
Product Classification Accessories,Arthroscopic - Product Code NBH
Product Integra Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Release (EGR) System. The device consists of one (1) unit which is kitted within an instrumentation tray. The Integra EGR System includes a range of instruments for endoscopic approach to the Gastrocnemius Aponeurosis Recession. The cutting instrument features a retracting blade for cutting the gastrocnemius aponeurosis. Associated instruments include an elevator, a cannula, and a cannula obturator, which are all consumable instruments provided sterile. The EGR System is indicated for the treatment of posterior heel cord contracture (Equinus) in those patients who fail to respond to conservative management.
Code Information Model # EGR 157, Part No.31-0040 and Model #EGR 138, Part No. 31-0138.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Integra LifeSciences Corp.
311 Enterprise Dr
Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536-3344
For Additional Information Contact Sean Luland
609-936-6832
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm received several complaints from customers reporting that the blade of the EGR system may not retract back into the device following surgery. The firm attributes this problem to user error or improper surgical technique on the part of the physician.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
PRODUCTION CONTROLS: Labeling Mix-Ups
Action The firm sent a 'A Medical Device Correction Notice' with an attached Acknowledgement and Return Form to all consignees on 1/6/2012 via FedEx and E-mail. The Correction Notice informs customers of the firm's receipt of several complaints regarding the Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Release (EGR) System and the problem with non-retraction of the blade back into the device during surgery. Although no adverse health consequences or patient injuries have been reported to date, the notice is being issued by the firm in order to reinforce the importance of following the additional clarification to the Surgical Technique Manual. According to the firm, this action should serve to reduce the possibility in which the blade may fail to retract into the device. Questions were directed to (609) 936-6832.
Quantity in Commerce 850 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution, including the states of: MI, CA, TX, VT, OK, OH, NC, MN, CT, CO, TN, NY, NJ, MO, FL, WA, AR, MT, VA, IL, PA, NE, GA, AZ, WI, OR, MD, LA, IA, AL, MA, ID, KY, UT, NV, IN and SC.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

 
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
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