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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: SIGN FRACTURE CARE INTERNATIONAL SIGN IM NAIL INTRAMEDULLARY FIXATION ROD

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SIGN FRACTURE CARE INTERNATIONAL SIGN IM NAIL INTRAMEDULLARY FIXATION ROD Back to Search Results
Device Problems Migration or Expulsion of Device (1395); Improper or Incorrect Procedure or Method (2017)
Patient Problem Bone Fracture(s) (1870)
Event Date 03/02/2016
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
A product investigation was performed for this device. The actual device was not returned to the manufacturer for evaluation. The root cause of the second surgery was determined to be the lack of interlocking screws that then allowed the implant to migrate. The radiographic and clinical data were reviewed by a sign orthopedic surgeon. The im nail was not replaced but three interlocking screws were added per the sign technique manual. Sign fracture care international continues to monitor these events as part of our post market surveillance activities.
 
Event Description
We became aware on (b)(4) 2016 that a second surgery was performed to modify a sign im nail implanted to repair a fracture on (b)(6) 2016. The modification added three interlocking screws to stabilize the implanted nail which had not remained in its proper location.
 
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Brand NameSIGN IM NAIL
Type of DeviceINTRAMEDULLARY FIXATION ROD
Manufacturer (Section D)
SIGN FRACTURE CARE INTERNATIONAL
451 hills street
suite b
richland WA 99354 5502
Manufacturer (Section G)
SIGN FRACTURE CARE INTERNATIONAL
451 hills street
suite b
richland WA 99354 5502
Manufacturer Contact
robert schmitt
451 hills street
suite b
richland, WA 99354-5502
5093711107
MDR Report Key5522798
MDR Text Key41052072
Report Number3034525-2016-00069
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HSB
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeGB
PMA/PMN Number
K022632
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type foreign,health professional,u
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 03/10/2016
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received03/24/2016
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?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received03/10/2016
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: 03/24/2016 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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