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Class 2 Device Recall TRESTLE LUXE Anterior Cervical Plating System

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  Class 2 Device Recall TRESTLE LUXE Anterior Cervical Plating System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 29, 2012
Date Posted August 27, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 04, 2012
Recall Number Z-2273-2012
Recall Event ID 51437
510(K)Number K102820  
Product Classification Appliance, fixation, spinal intervertebral body - Product Code KWQ
Product TRESTLE LUXE¿ Anterior Cervical Plating System, Product code KWQ. 510(k) K102820.

The TRESTLE LUXE Anterior Cervical Plating System is a temporary device used to stabilize the cervical spine during bone fusion development. Device implants include a range of plate sizes and bone screws to provide the versatility required for the specific indications noted. Fixation is achieved by means of a rigid plate that is surgically attached to the spine with bone screws. The TRESTLE LUXE Anterior Cervical Plating System is intended for use in the anterior cervical spine (C2-C7). Patients with trauma (including fractures), spondylolisthesis, and pseudoarthrosis, degenerative disc disease (defined as back pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies), spinal stenosis, tumors, and failed previous fusion.
Code Information Product code KWQ. 510(k) K102820 Part Number 71721. Lot numbers: 6629701, 6594701, 6434301, 6434302, 6434302R1.
Recalling Firm/
Alphatec Spine, Inc.
5818 El Camino Real
Carlsbad CA 92008-8816
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
On May 9th 2012 Alphatec Spine received a complaint which reported that the distal tip of the Trestle Luxe Slide Alignment Tool (Part Number 71721), does not properly fit into the hexalobe screw on the Trestle Luxe Plate.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Alphatec Spine sent an "URGENT-MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION" letter dated May 29, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. A form was attached for customers to complete and return via fax to 760-431-0289. Contact Alphatec Spine's Customer Service Department at customerservice@alphatecspine.comfor questions regarding this recall.)
Quantity in Commerce 38
Distribution Nationwide Distribution.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KWQ and Original Applicant = ALPHATEC SPINE, INC.