May 23, 2017
Biomet UK Ltd. initiated a voluntary field safety corrective action involving the cementless Oxford partial knee unicompartamental knee replacement system, according to a recent notice from Zimmer Biomet.
According to the notice, there has been a trend in tibial plateau fractures involving specific components of the system. An analysis of the complaint rates showed a 0.12% world-wide occurrence of patients who experienced tibial plateau fractures. The trend in tibial plateau fractures has involved procedures that used the Oxford unicompartmental cementless tibial trays LM size AA through RM size F. The analysis of the complaints showed that if a tibia fracture occurred, the treating orthopedic consultant has identified it within 25 days of the primary surgery. According to the notice, 17% of those fractures have been conservatively treated.