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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 Difficult To Position (1467); Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problem Bone Fracture(s) (1870)
Event Date 03/29/2017
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 patient discomfort is improper nail length/positioning. The radiographic and clinical data were reviewed by a sign orthopedic surgeon. This failure does not indicate a defect in the product. The risk associated with this type of failure was evaluated during the risk management process and was deemed an acceptable level of risk to the patient. Sign fracture care international continues to monitor these events as part of our post market surveillance activities.
 
Event Description
We became aware on 4/6/2017 that a sign im nail implanted to repair a fracture was replaced due to patient discomfort. The im nail was replaced with a 10 mm x 280 mm standard nail per the sign technique manual. Surgeon comment: "patient complaints severe pain on weight bearing as the nail was protrude in ankle joint. Nail replaced by a short nail. ".
 
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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 Key6472558
MDR Text Key72125485
Report Number3034525-2017-00033
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HSB
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodePK
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 04/06/2017
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received04/07/2017
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 Received04/06/2017
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: 04/07/2017 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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