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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: SYNTHES SELZACH 9MM TI CANN RETRO/ANTEGRADE FEMORAL NAIL-EX/380MM-STERILE ROD,FIXATION,INTRAMEDULLARY

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SYNTHES SELZACH 9MM TI CANN RETRO/ANTEGRADE FEMORAL NAIL-EX/380MM-STERILE ROD,FIXATION,INTRAMEDULLARY Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 04.013.356S
Device Problem Break (1069)
Patient Problem No Code Available (3191)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
(b)(4). Device is not expected to be returned for manufacturer review/investigation. (b)(6). Device history records review was completed for sterilized part #04. 013. 356s, lot # 9546014. Manufacturing location: (b)(4), manufacturing date: jun 30, 2015, expiry date: jun 01, 2025. No non conformance reports were generated during production. Review of the device history records showed that there were no issues during the manufacture of the product that would contribute to this complaint condition. Device history records review was completed for non - sterilized part #04. 013. 356, lot # 7814889. Manufacturing location: (b)(4), manufacturing date: may 26, 2015. Review of the device history records showed that there were no issues during the manufacture of the product that would contribute to this complaint condition. The investigation could not be completed; no conclusion could be drawn, as no product was received. 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 (b)(4) reports an event in (b)(6) as follow: it was reported that a patient underwent femoral nailing on (b)(6) 2015. On (b)(6) 2016 the patient reported in orthopedic consultation with an x-ray of his femur. The x-ray showed a distal fracture of the nail over the locking screws and a breakage of the two (2) locking screws. The patient, who developed pseudoarthrosis not attributable directly to the rupture of the nail, will have to receive a new osteosynthesis with screwed plate. The impossibility of the extraction of the distal part of the nail will generate an increase in the operating time as well as mechanical mounting plates and screws less satisfactory. The presence of the distal part of the non-extractable nail will not allow the optimum screwing of the plates, resulting in a potential risk of plaque rupture and/or risk of disassembly of the plates. A revision surgery was planned on (b)(6) 2016. No information about patient condition and outcome available. This report is for one (1) sterile femoral nail. This is report 1 of 3 for com-(b)(4).
 
Manufacturer Narrative
Patient height reported as (b)(6). The device was received, the investigation could not be completed, and no conclusion could be drawn, as product is entering the complaint system. 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.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
Device was used for treatment, not diagnosis. A product investigation was performed. The following were received with the complaint category of ¿broken: postoperatively. ¿ one (1) 9mm titanium cannulated retrograde/antegrade femoral nail (part 04. 013. 356s / lot 9546014 and two (2) 5. 0mm titanium locking screws (part 04. 005. 542s / lot 3108385 and part 04. 005. 538s / lot 8634448). Our investigation has shown that the complaint condition is confirmed as all three implants were received in a broken condition. In each case the portion distal to the break was not received. A device history record (dhr) review, manufacturing evaluation, drawing review, complaint history review, and risk assessment review were performed as part of this investigation. Unfortunately we are not able to determine the exact cause of this occurrence as no detailed clinical information is provided and not all involved parts were available. We have forwarded the received devices to the responsible manufacturing site for further evaluation with the following results: all dimensions which are relevant for this complaint condition, were measured, and were found according to our specifications. The returned parts were determined to be suitable for their intended use when employed and maintained as recommended and the risk assessment was found to adequately address the complaint condition. The conditions are consistent with fatigue failure. However, a root cause could not be definitively determined due to the unknown circumstances between implant on (b)(6) 2015 and (b)(6) 2016 when it was reported that the patient presented in orthopedic consultation with an x-ray showing a distal fracture of the nail over the locking screws and a breakage of the locking screws. Finally we conclude that the cause of failure is not due to any manufacturing non-conformances. 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 Name9MM TI CANN RETRO/ANTEGRADE FEMORAL NAIL-EX/380MM-STERILE
Type of DeviceROD,FIXATION,INTRAMEDULLARY
Manufacturer (Section D)
SYNTHES SELZACH
bohnackerweg 5
selzach CH254 5
SZ CH2545
Manufacturer (Section G)
SYNTHES SELZACH
bohnackerweg 5
selzach CH254 5
SZ CH2545
Manufacturer Contact
michael cote
1302 wrights lane east
west chester, PA 19380
6107195000
MDR Report Key6144455
MDR Text Key61437257
Report Number3000270450-2016-10285
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HSB
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K033618
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative,foreig
Reporter Occupation Other Health Care Professional
Type of Report Initial,Followup,Followup
Report Date 11/07/2016
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received12/05/2016
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Catalogue Number04.013.356S
Device Lot Number9546014
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Device Returned to Manufacturer
Date Returned to Manufacturer12/07/2016
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received01/12/2017
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Yes
Date Device Manufactured06/30/2015
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device?
Type of Device Usage Unkown

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 12/05/2016 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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