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Device spinal channeling instrument, vertebroplasty
Regulation Description Orthopedic manual surgical instrument.
Definition Create channels in the existing spinal bone structure for the flow of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement (PMMA) prior to a vertebroplasty procedure. Treatment of pathological compression fractures of the vertebral body that may result from osteoporosis, benign lesions, and/or malignant lesions.
Physical State Composed of cannula for placement within the vertebral body and cutting element that is deployed by the surgeon once the cannula is placed.
Technical Method Device placed within cancellous bone of vertebral body and then cutting element advanced forward out of device by surgeon to create channel for cement flow.
Target Area Vertebral body.
Regulation Medical Specialty Orthopedic
Review Panel Orthopedic
Product CodeOCJ
Premarket Review Joint Arthroplasty Devices (DHT6A)
Joint Arthroplasty Devices (DHT6A)
Submission Type 510(K) Exempt
Regulation Number 888.4540
Device Class 1
Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) TPLC Product Code Report
GMP Exempt? No
Summary Malfunction
    Note: FDA has exempted almost all class I devices (with the exception of reserved devices) from the premarket notification requirement, including those devices that were exempted by final regulation published in the Federal Registers of December 7, 1994, and January 16, 1996. It is important to confirm the exempt status and any limitations that apply with 21 CFR Parts 862-892. Limitations of device exemptions are covered under 21 CFR XXX.9, where XXX refers to Parts 862-892.
If a manufacturer's device falls into a generic category of exempted class I devices as defined in 21 CFR Parts 862-892, a premarket notification application and fda clearance is not required before marketing the device in the U.S. however, these manufacturers are required to register their establishment. Please see the Device Registration and Listing website for additional information.
Implanted Device? No
Life-Sustain/Support Device? No
Recognized Consensus Standard
Third Party Review Not Third Party Eligible