October 2, 2015 — MicroPort Orthopedics has issued a Class 1 recall for thousands of hip implant parts that can fracture and cause devastating complications.
The recall includes 10,825 modular-neck components known as the PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCR (Part #PHAC1254), made from June 15, 2009 to July 22, 2015.
MicroPort began the recall on August 7 after receiving reports of an “unexpected rate of fractures after surgery.”
The company makes a variety of hip replacement systems that use interchangeable parts to help a surgeon fit the implant to match each patient’s unique anatomy. The recalled PROFEMUR modular-neck is a component between the femoral stem and femoral head.
A broken hip implant can cause sudden, severe pain and limited mobility. MicroPort warns in the recall notification:
“An acute fracture will require revision surgery to remove and replace the neck and stem components. Acute fracture and emergency revision surgery is a serious adverse health consequence and could lead to neurovascular damage, hematoma, hemorrhage, and even death.”
A Class 1 recall is the most serious type of recall the FDA can issue. Patients should seek emergency medical attention if they develop any symptoms of a broken hip implant, such as:
- Sudden and severe pain in the hip joint
- Problems walking
- Falling or other sever trauma to the hip or leg
- Tingling or loss of feeling in the leg (numbness)
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