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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: WRIGHTS LANE SYNTHES USA PRODUCTS LLC SCREW INSERTER ROD,FIXATION,INTRAMEDULLARY

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WRIGHTS LANE SYNTHES USA PRODUCTS LLC SCREW INSERTER ROD,FIXATION,INTRAMEDULLARY Back to Search Results
Model Number 03.037.025
Device Problem Device Operates Differently Than Expected (2913)
Patient Problem No Known Impact Or Consequence To Patient (2692)
Event Date 05/29/2018
Event Type  malfunction  
Manufacturer Narrative
There was no known reported patient involvement associated with the complained event. Device is an instrument and is not implanted/explanted. The subject device has been received and the product evaluation is in progress. No conclusion can be drawn. A review of the device history records has been requested and is currently pending completion. 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
It was reported that on (b)(6) 2018, the connecting rod would not thread into the lag screw inserter when setting up for a case. Another set was opened and used for the surgery. There was no patient involvement. This report is for one (1) screw inserter. This is report 1 of 2 for complaint (b)(4).
 
Manufacturer Narrative
A device history record (dhr) review was conducted for part: 03. 037. 025, lot: 9604299: manufacturing site: (b)(4), release to warehouse date: 23. Sep. 2015: the device history record shows this lot of 48 pieces was processed through the normal manufacturing and inspection operations with no rework or nonconformities noted. This lot met all dimensional, visual and functional criteria at the time of release with no issues documented during the manufacturing process. Review of the device history record showed that there were no issues during the manufacture of this product which would contribute to this complaint condition. A product investigation was conducted. Visual inspection: visual inspection performed on the returned screw inserter observed that the cannulation for the helical blade insertion proximal to blue handle portion was dented and slightly deformed inwards. No new issues were identified on other portions of the device. Functional inspection: functional inspection performed showed coupling screw being stuck at its proximal shaft portion when inserted into the screw inserter which could possibly be due to the inserter's deformed mating surfaces. The complaint condition was able to be replicated at the customer quality and the complaint condition was confirmed. Drawing review: based on the date of manufacture the relevant drawings, reflecting the current and manufactured revision, were reviewed. Dimensional analysis and document/specification review: dimensional inspection performed at the dented edge diameter and falls out of the specification per relevant drawing. The out of specification is due to post manufacture damage. Furthermore, the internal cannulation diameter past the raised and dented edge diameter was measured and the measurements were obtained within the specification per relevant drawings which confirms that the device has out of specification dimensions only at the dented edge which is the result of post manufacture damage. Conclusion: a definitive root cause for the complaint condition could not be determined from the provided information. However, it is likely that any unintended excessive forces such as unintended impaction during usage could have contributed to this complaint condition. The overall complaint condition is confirmed; however, no product design issues or manufacturing discrepancies were identified during this investigation based on the investigation findings, it has been determined that no corrective and/or preventative action is proposed. 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.
 
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Brand NameSCREW INSERTER
Type of DeviceROD,FIXATION,INTRAMEDULLARY
Manufacturer (Section D)
WRIGHTS LANE SYNTHES USA PRODUCTS LLC
1302 wrights lane east
west chester PA 19380
MDR Report Key7626898
MDR Text Key112316523
Report Number2939274-2018-52581
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code HSB
Combination Product (y/n)N
PMA/PMN Number
K131548
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative,health
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 05/29/2018
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received06/21/2018
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Model Number03.037.025
Device Catalogue Number03.037.025
Device Lot Number9604299
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Device Returned to Manufacturer
Date Returned to Manufacturer06/07/2018
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received07/19/2018
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No

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