Depuy LPS System – LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve Recall
RECALLED KNEE PART IN DEPUY LPS SYSTEM
LPS DIAPHYSEAL SLEEVE – CLASS 1 RECALL
PRODUCT: The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve is used with the LPS System. The LPS System is a knee revision product which is used in reconstruction of severe soft tissue and bony defects. The LPS Diaphysial Sleeve is supposed to enhance the fit and fill of the diaphyseal femoral canal regarding femoral and tibial replacements. This device was manufactured by DePuy from 2008 To July 20, 2012.
RISK: On January 4, 2013, DePuy issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall” to hospitals and surgeons telling them to stop distributing or using the product. Now, the FDA has given notice of a Class 1 recall because the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve to Diaphyseal Sleeve Base taper connection may not be sufficient to accommodate loads that may be transferred to the junction during a normal gait. This insufficiency may cause fracture of the sleeve at the taper joint. Such sleeve fracture may lead to loss of function, infection, compromised soft tissue, loss of limb, or death.
What Should You Do?
If you, or someone you know has had implantation of the knee LPS System between 2008 and January 2013, and is experiencing pain and other problems about the knee, you may want to contact an attorney. Anyone suffering from such implant may have a right to seek compensation. Our attorneys are reviewing new cases of those injured and are ready and able to assist, and you may contact us directly at 1-800-738-0449, or contact us through our website at www.lawyernc.com.