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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: NUVASIVE, INCORPORATED NUVASIVE PRECEPT SPINAL SYSTEM THORACOLUMBOSACRAL PEDICLE SCREW SYSTEM

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Device Problem Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problems Death (1802); Blood Loss (2597)
Event Date 10/22/2020
Event Type  Death  
Manufacturer Narrative
No product was returned as no product malfunction was alleged. No radiographs or images or lab reports were provided so the complaint cannot be confirmed. Review of the reported event identified multiple manufacturers' products combined with nuvasive products. The degree and location of the injury and reported bleeding is unknown. The root cause of the injury or death cannot be determined due to lack of information provided. Labeling review: ". Potential adverse events and complications: as with any major surgical procedures, there are risks involved in orthopedic surgery. Infrequent operative and postoperative complications that may result in the need for additional surgeries include: early or late infection; damage to blood vessels, spinal cord or peripheral nerves; pulmonary emboli; loss of sensory and/or motor function; impotence; and permanent pain and/or deformity. Rarely, some complications may be fatal. Potential risks identified with the use of this system, which may require additional surgery, include: bending, fracture or loosening of implant component(s), loss of fixation, nonunion or delayed union, fracture of the vertebra, neurological, vascular or visceral injury, metal sensitivity or allergic reaction to a foreign body, infection, decrease in bone density due to stress shielding, pain, discomfort or abnormal sensations due to the presence of the device, nerve damage due to surgical trauma, bursitis, dural leak, paralysis, death. " ". Warnings, cautions and precautions: the implantation of spinal systems should be performed only by experienced spinal surgeons with specific training in the use of this spinal system because this is a technically demanding procedure presenting a risk of serious injury to the patient. " ". Compatibility: do not use the precept spinal system and nuvasive precept mas plif fixation system with components of other systems. Unless stated otherwise, nuvasive devices are not to be combined with the components of another system. " ". Pre-operative warnings: care should be used during surgical procedures to prevent damage to the device(s) and injury to the patient. ".
 
Event Description
On (b)(6) 2020 a patient underwent an oblique lateral interbody fusion procedure with another manufacturer's product at l1/2 and a corpectomy procedure with another manufacturer's product at t12 and nuvasive product at l3. On (b)(6) 2020 as a secondary procedure the patient underwent a posterior fixation procedure with nuvasive products at t5/iliac with no problems reported. Reportedly the patient¿s condition declined that night and the patient passed away on (b)(6) 2020. The physician reported an injury and bleeding, but the location is unknown and the physician stated there was no casual relationship between the death and nuvasive products.
 
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Brand NameNUVASIVE PRECEPT SPINAL SYSTEM
Type of DeviceTHORACOLUMBOSACRAL PEDICLE SCREW SYSTEM
Manufacturer (Section D)
NUVASIVE, INCORPORATED
7475 lusk boulevard
san diego CA 92121
Manufacturer (Section G)
NUVASIVE, INCORPORATED
7475 lusk boulevard
san diego CA 92121
Manufacturer Contact
virnalisa cobacha
7475 lusk boulevard
san diego, CA 92121
MDR Report Key10919417
MDR Text Key218683504
Report Number2031966-2020-00211
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code NKB
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeJA
PMA/PMN Number
K171894
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative,foreig
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 11/24/2020
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received11/30/2020
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA? No
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received11/17/2020
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 11/30/2020 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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