Depuy Spinal Implants Recall

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The Medical Negligence team at Hanahoe and Hanahoe are being made increasingly aware of the dangers of defective medical devices (see our previous article) and the recent recall of the Depuy Spinal Implants further highlights the problem. It also puts into sharp focus the problems in Ireland with safety of the many medical devices used and the lack of appropriate oversight

Depuy Spinal Device Recall in the UK

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have recently issued a safety notice regarding the Depuy Synthes Spine’s Concorde Lift device which is used in spinal fusion surgery for people suffering from degenerative disc disease. Depuy Sythes Spine have now announced that the device is being recalled after a number of post-operative complaints were received. The manufacturers say patients who have received defective devices could be at risk for poor spine biomechanics, pain, reversible or irreversible spinal nerve injuries and malunion/non-union. Further use of the defective implants in the UK is to cease immediately. As of the date of writing this article we do not believe there have been any recall of this device in Ireland.

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