Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Device Recalled For High Fracture Rate, FDA Says

(February 16, 2017, 3:51 PM EST) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. — Zimmer Biomet has recalled its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder because the prosthesis is fracturing at a higher rate than listed on the device’s label, the Food and Drug Administration announced Feb. 16.

The FDA said “fractures may result in revision surgeries which could cause serious adverse health consequences such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or rarely, death.”

The FDA said the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder is a shoulder replacement device that is surgically implanted to help restore arm movement.  It said the...
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