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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ENCORE MEDICAL L.P. DISCOVERY ELBOW DISC ULNA BEARING KIT

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ENCORE MEDICAL L.P. DISCOVERY ELBOW DISC ULNA BEARING KIT Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 114800
Device Problem Unstable (1667)
Patient Problem No Code Available (3191)
Event Date 04/21/2017
Event Type  Injury  
Event Description
Revision surgery - the patient has a biomet segmental revision system (srs) distal humerus to a discovery elbow. The patient felt their elbow was unstable, so the surgeon did a bearing and condyle exchange.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
The reason for this revision surgery was the patient felt their elbow was unstable. The actual length of in-vivo patient service for this product is unknown as the original surgery date was not provided or could be established. There is no information in this complaint about any patient injuries, activities, or accidents that may have contributed to the need for this revision surgery. There are no reported pre-existing patient health conditions. The healthcare professional indicated there was no delay in surgery and another suitable device was available for use. The revision surgery was completed as intended. The device was disposed of at the hospital and not made available to djo surgical for examination. A review of the device history record (dhr) was not conducted since a lot number (s) were not provided or determined during the complaint evaluation. A search of the device investigation produced no anomalies or evidence of a product issue. Multiple searches of the djo surgical records and patient database revealed no additional information concerning this event. This complaint will be closed with the lot unknown pending receipt of additional information. Should zimmer biomet provide additional information concerning this complaint, the complaint will be re-opened and a further review shall be conducted. No further action is deemed necessary at this time this complaint is deemed to be non-product related. The complaint states the patient felt the elbow was unstable. The root cause for the instability was not provided. No other conditions, root cause, relating to this event could be determined with confidence. The surgeon reported no issues associated with the explanted product. The complaint investigation is limited in scope since the part (s) associated with this investigation was not returned to djo surgical for evaluation. Inventory containment is not required since there are no indications of a product or process issue affecting implant safety or effectiveness.
 
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Brand NameDISCOVERY ELBOW
Type of DeviceDISC ULNA BEARING KIT
Manufacturer (Section D)
ENCORE MEDICAL L.P.
9800 metric blvd.
austin TX 78758 5445
Manufacturer (Section G)
ENCORE MEDICAL, L.P.
9800 metric blvd.
austin TX 78758
Manufacturer Contact
teffany hutto
9800 metric blvd.
austin, TX 78758-5445
MDR Report Key6579447
MDR Text Key75597992
Report Number1644408-2017-00373
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code JDC
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K013042
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 07/07/2017
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received05/19/2017
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Device Catalogue Number114800
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA? No
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received06/08/2017
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: 05/19/2017 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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