Medical Device Safety and Recalls: MicroPort Orthopedics Inc., PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254

A recall has been issued for MicroPort Orthopedics Inc., PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254
. MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. has received reports of an unexpected rate of fractures after surgery related to this specific modular neck. If the modular neck fractures, the patient may experience sudden pain, instability and difficulty walking and performing common task. 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.

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