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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2018-RN-00096-1
Product Name/Description balanSys UNI convex PE inlay x/6, x/7, x/9

Multiple Art Numbers - all Lots

ARTG Number: 212828 - cancelled
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class II
Recall Action Commencement Date 14/02/2018
Responsible Entity Mathys Orthopaedics Pty Ltd
Reason/Issue Global Post Market Surveillance data showed two (2) reports from 2016 and 2017 concerning in situ inlay breakage of balanSys UNI convex PE inlays x/6 after approximately eight years.

In 2015 Mathys Ltd Bettlach made the decision to phase-out the balanSys UNI convex unicompartmental knee system based on economic grounds, with only the UNI Convex PE inlays to be retained to allow for potential minor revision surgeries. The phase out was initiated in December 2015, and completed by December 2016. In November 2016, a Field Safety Corrective Action was carried out to recall all balanSys UNI convex PE inlays x/5 (thickness 5 mm) from the market after the occurrence of seven (7) breakages of the inlays x/5. No events have been reported for x/7 and x/9.
Recall Action Hazard Alert
Recall Action Instructions Mathys Orthopaedics are advising surgeons to inform affected patients implanted with a size x/6, x/7 and x/9 inlay about the risks of PE inlay breakage and any further associated potential risks while maintaining their routine follow-up protocol. The need for any additional follow-up or revision surgery should be determined on a case-by-case basis following a detailed assessment of each patients’ clinical circumstances.

This action has been closed out on 07/11/2018
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