DePuy Orthopaedics-LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component: Class I Recall
MedSun: Newsletter #87, August 2013

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

Recall of the LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component due to the potential for fracture of the female component, at the dovetail, when exposed to normal physiologic loads while walking. This may also lead to additional pain, infection, loss of function, loss of limb, neurovascular injury or need for revision surgery. Patients greater than 200 pounds and/or those with high levels of activity are at higher risk of fracture.

Additional Information:

DePuy Orthopaedics-LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component: Class 1 Recall. FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. August 1, 2013.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm363505.htm


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