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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: SYNTHES GMBH PFNA-II BLADE L90 TAN; ROD, FIXATION, INTRAMEDULLARY

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SYNTHES GMBH PFNA-II BLADE L90 TAN; ROD, FIXATION, INTRAMEDULLARY Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 04.027.053S
Device Problem Migration (4003)
Patient Problem Appropriate Clinical Signs, Symptoms, Conditions Term / Code Not Available (4581)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Event is unknown.Complainant part is expected to be returned for manufacturer review/investigation, but has yet to be received.Device is not distributed in the united states, but is similar to device marketed in the usa.No code is for revision surgery and injury the investigation could not be completed; no conclusion could be drawn, as no product was received.Based on the information available, it has been determined that no corrective and/or preventative action is proposed.This complaint will be accounted for and monitored via post market surveillance activities.If additional information is made available, the investigation will be updated as applicable.Device was used for treatment, not diagnosis.If information is obtained that was not available for the initial medwatch, a follow-up medwatch will be filed as appropriate.
 
Event Description
Device report from synthes reports an event in (b)(6) as follows: it was reported that on (b)(6) 2018, the patient underwent an unknown surgery for proximal femoral nail antirotational (pfna).The surgery was completed successfully without any surgical delay.On (b)(6) 2022, it was confirmed that cut-out occurred.The revision surgery was done on (b)(6) 2022.The pfna was removed and replaced with an artificial head.The surgeon commented that femoral neck fracture was the cause of the cut-out.It is unknown when the femoral neck fracture occurred.This is report 2 of 4 for complaint (b)(4).This report is for pfna blade.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
Depuy synthes is submitting this report pursuant to the provisions of 21 cfr, part 803.This report may be based on information which depuy synthes has not been able to investigate or verify prior to the required reporting date.This report does not reflect a conclusion by fda, depuy synthes or its employees that the report constitutes an admission that the device, depuy synthes, or its employees caused or contributed to the potential event described in this report.If the information is unknown, not available or does not apply, the section/field of the form is left blank.D9, h3, h6: the actual device has been returned and is currently pending evaluation.Once reliability engineering evaluates the device, a supplemental medwatch report will be sent accordingly.If information is obtained that was not available for the initial medwatch, a follow-up medwatch will be filed as appropriate.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
Depuy synthes is submitting this report pursuant to the provisions of 21 cfr, part 803.This report may be based on information which depuy synthes has not been able to investigate or verify prior to the required reporting date.This report does not reflect a conclusion by fda, depuy synthes or its employees that the report constitutes an admission that the device, depuy synthes, or its employees caused or contributed to the potential event described in this report.H10 additional narrative: h3, h6: part # 04.027.053s, lot # l590076, manufacturing date: 26sep2017.A manufacturing-related potential cause was not suspected, therefore, per franchise complaint product investigation procedure no manufacturing record evaluation is required.The product was returned to depuy synthes for evaluation.The depuy synthes team conducted a visual inspection of the returned device.Visual analysis of the returned sample revealed that the pfna-ii blade l90 tan was observed with closed/locked condition.Furthermore, the device shows signs of scratches and color fading from use at the sleeve, otherwise is the part in a good condition.The provided radiographic image was reviewed and it was observed that the blade has migrated.A dimensional inspection was performed for the pfna-ii blade l90 tan and met specifications.The observed condition of the device was consistent with a random component failure that may have been caused by exposure to unintended forces.As part of depuy synthes quality process, all devices are manufactured, inspected, and released to approved specifications.The overall complaint was confirmed as the observed condition of the the complex geometry of the device would contribute to the complained device issue.There is no indication that a design or manufacturing issue has caused the complaint condition and hence the root cause cannot be determined.Based on the investigation findings, it has been determined that no corrective and/or preventative action is proposed.Additional monitoring for any potential safety signals will be conducted through complaint trending and other post-market safety surveillance activities.Device was used for treatment, not diagnosis.If information is obtained that was not available for the initial medwatch, a follow-up medwatch will be filed as appropriate.
 
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Brand Name
PFNA-II BLADE L90 TAN
Type of Device
ROD, FIXATION, INTRAMEDULLARY
Manufacturer (Section D)
SYNTHES GMBH
eimattstrasse 3
oberdorf 4436
SZ  4436
Manufacturer Contact
kate karberg
1302 wright lane east
west chester, PA 19380
3035526892
MDR Report Key14356023
MDR Text Key291379683
Report Number8030965-2022-03121
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HSB
UDI-Device Identifier07611819394223
UDI-Public(01)07611819394223
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeJA
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type Foreign,Health Professional,Company Representative
Reporter Occupation Physician
Type of Report Initial,Followup,Followup
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received05/11/2022
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator Health Professional
Device Catalogue Number04.027.053S
Device Lot NumberL590076
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Device Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Date Manufacturer Received07/05/2022
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Yes
Date Device Manufactured09/26/2017
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Type of Device Usage Unknown
Patient Sequence Number1
Treatment
UNK - NAIL HEAD ELEMENTS: PFNA BLADE; UNK - NAILS: PFNA
Patient Outcome(s) Required Intervention;
Patient Age87 YR
Patient SexFemale
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