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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ARTHREX, INC. IBALANCE TKA TIBIAL TRAY SIZE 8 PROSTHESIS, KNEE, PATELLOFEMOROTIBIAL, SEMI-CONSTRAINED, CEMENTED, POLYMER/METAL

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ARTHREX, INC. IBALANCE TKA TIBIAL TRAY SIZE 8 PROSTHESIS, KNEE, PATELLOFEMOROTIBIAL, SEMI-CONSTRAINED, CEMENTED, POLYMER/METAL Back to Search Results
Catalog Number AR-503-TTTJ
Event Date 02/20/2017
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative

No further patient information was provided at the time of this report or made available in response to arthrex's follow-up requests. The device was not returned for evaluation and the contribution of the device to the reported event could not be determined. The information received regarding the event is not sufficient to determine the cause of the event. A dhr review for this catalog number, ar-503-tttj and lot number 108761232 combination found no related information. Facility discarded the device.

 
Event Description

It was reported that a patient had a right tka procedure on (b)(6) 2014 during which the patella was not resurfaced. The surgeon performed a revision right tka on (b)(6) 2017 due to tibial loosening. During the revision procedure the surgeon explanted the following arthrex products: tibial tray, ar-503-tttj, lot 108761232, femoral implant, ar-503-psrj, lot 108761216, and bearing implant, ar-503-bj18, lot 113601221. The revision procedure was completed using another manufacturer's product. It has been reported that the surgeon chose not to request patient authorization to return explants for evaluation and the explants were discarded at the time of surgery. Additional information obtained from patient medical records: records dated (b)(6) 2015: records noted patient also has a history of gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity. Records dated (b)(6) 2015: records noted patient was obese at (b)(6) lbs (which is a contraindication for tka - patient's weight at the time of (b)(6) 2014 surgery is unknown). Records dated (b)(6) 2016: x-ray findings right knee -prosthesis in place in proper anatomical alignment without rotation, loosening or stress shielding. X-rays show periarticular osteophytes and joint space narrowing. Examination of the right knee demonstrates swelling but no erythema and no ecchymosis. Palpation of the right knee demonstrates medial joint line, medial tibial plateau and lateral tibial plateau tenderness. Patient was tender on the right at diffuse. Mild effusion of the right knee was noted. (b)(6) 2016 records also noted that on (b)(6) 2015 patient was working when a semi truck's gas tank exploded above him. Explosion caused patient to go down on both knee's. Patient blacked out and woke up at hospital. X-rays taken - no fx seen right knee effusion. Records noted patient did not have pain prior to the injury. Also noted, patient's bone scan showed possible loosening after the fall.

 
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Brand NameIBALANCE TKA TIBIAL TRAY SIZE 8
Type of DevicePROSTHESIS, KNEE, PATELLOFEMOROTIBIAL, SEMI-CONSTRAINED, CEMENTED, POLYMER/METAL
Manufacturer (Section D)
ARTHREX, INC.
1370 creekside boulevard
naples FL 34108 1945
Manufacturer (Section G)
ARTHREX, INC.
1370 creekside boulevard
naples FL 34108 1945
Manufacturer Contact
vik bajnath, sr mdr analyst
1370 creekside boulevard
naples , FL 34108-1945
8009337001
MDR Report Key6401992
Report Number1220246-2017-00072
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeJWH
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type HEALTH PROFESSIONAL,USER FACI
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 03/14/2017
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received03/14/2017
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Device EXPIRATION Date12/01/2017
Device Catalogue NumberAR-503-TTTJ
Device LOT Number108761232
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received02/22/2017
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? Device Not Returned To Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured11/01/2012
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: 03/14/2017 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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