3 spine, neurosurgery device recalls in the past year

Spinal Tech

Here are three spine and neurosurgery devices recalled by device companies in the past year:

NuVasive issued an urgent field safety notice in February recalling its Magec System Model X rods for patients with early onset scoliosis. The Magec system was investigated after separation of an actuator end cap component was reported in 0.5 percent of devices post-implantation, which could lead to degenerated internal components and egress of titanium alloy wear debris, resulting in tissue discoloration.

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Synthes voluntarily recalled its USS II Polyaxial 3D heads, according to an urgent field safety notice issued out of Switzerland in November. The devices are part of the USS II Polyaxial System, a posterior pedicle screw fixation system designed to provide spine stabilization in skeletally mature patients, and not available in the U.S.

Zimmer Biomet recalled the ROSA Brain 3.0 Robotic Surgery System in November due to a software issue that can drive the robotic arm to an incorrect position. Zimmer Biomet received five complaints related to the issue, including one patient injury. 

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