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Zimmer Spine launches urgent global recall

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 4:35pm
Mass Device

Orthopedic devices maker Zimmer's spine business orders an urgent global recall of certain PEEK spinal surgery instruments over reports of breakage during surgery.

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Medical device giant Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) launched an urgent worldwide recall of its PEEK Ardis Inserter instruments after receiving reports that they may fracture Ardis Interbody Spacers during spinal surgery.

There are about 315 units to recall, according to a press release, and no adverse events associated with the fractured devices have yet been reported.

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