Recall Or Safety Alert for ABG II Modular Stems and ABG II Modular Necks

According to Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG), this recall or safety alert involved a device in Austria that was produced by Stryker.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Recall / Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Austrian data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Austria.
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  • Reason
    In july 2012, the manufacturer stryker orthopedics recalled the modular hip system abgii (abgii modular stems and abgii modular necks products) (see basg safety information dated 12.07.2012). with the current product safety information from august 2014, the manufacturer stryker orthopedics informed affected users / surgeons on a published article from the journal of arthroplasty and reminiscent of the previous communication: safety information of the basg 25.03.2013 and safety information of the basg from 13.02.2013.



  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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