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Next month the FDA's Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Devices Panel will meet to consider reclassification of a handful of devices, including "spinal spheres" and mechanical and stair-climbing wheelchairs.

FDA takes another look at 'spinal spheres'

FDA regulators plan to meet next month to review a handful of medical devices and possibly recommend reclassification for spinal fusion 'spheres' and both stair-climbing and mechanical wheelchairs.

The agency noted in the Federal Register that its Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Devices Panel will meet December 12 to review the technologies based on new reviews of their safety and effectiveness.

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