More metal problems for patients…

Smith & Nephew recalls Modular SMF, Modular Redapt hip implants

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) this week recalled its Modular SMF and Modular Redapt hip implants “due to a higher than anticipated complaint and adverse event trend” with the modular necks used in the devices.

“Based on an analysis of available data sets, Smith & Nephew considers that patients implanted with the modular neck hip prostheses may be at greater risk of revision surgery than with comparable monolithic products,” the company wrote in a Nov. 15 “Dear Doctor” letter. “For this reason, on a precautionary basis Smith & Nephew is issuing a voluntary field safety corrective action for the modular neck hip prostheses.”

The recall does not include the Monolithic SMF and Monolithic Redapt implants, the British orthopedics and wound care giant said.

“Smith & Nephew has not received similar reports of metal-related complaints associated with these systems,” the company wrote in the letter.

Full Article: http://www.massdevice.com/smith-nephew-recalls-modular-smf-modular-redapt-hip-implants/