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Stryker pulls spinal devices off the shelves following failure reports

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 2:19pm
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The Australian health department sounds the alarm on Stryker's Oasys Midline Occipital Plate after problems are reported in the U.S. and Belgium.

Hazard alert for Stryker spinal surgery device

Australia sounded the alarm on Stryker's (NYSE:SYK) Oasys Midline Occipital Plate, sending a warning to patients and surgeons that the spine stabilization device might break after surgery.

Stryker's spinal stabilization plate is part of the Oasys spinal surgery system. Regulators learned that after surgery the pin connecting to the plate body can break, possibly causing patient harm and requiring revision surgery.

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