Recall of 10 mm/135 degree Titanium Cannulated Trochanteric Fixation Nail 170 MM Sterile

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Synthes, Inc..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Rod, fixation, intramedullary and accessories - Product Code HSB
  • Reason
    The 10 mm/135 degree titanium cannulated trochanteric fixation nail 170 mm (sterile) was assembled incorrectly. if the non conformance goes undetected, it may impact the locking function post-operatively and compromise the bone reduction and construct stability which may lead to non-union/malunion.
  • Action
    An urgent medical device recall notice, dated October 29, 2014, was sent to end users that identified the product, problem and action to be taken. Customers were instructed to return the device to Synthes along with completing the verification section of the notice.


  • Model / Serial
    part number: 456.316S, lot number: 7782247
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution in the states of: AK, FL, OH, OK, and TX.
  • Product Description
    10 mm/135 degree Titanium Cannulated Trochanteric Fixation Nail 170 MM - Sterile: intended to treat stable and unstable fractures of the proximal femur
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Synthes, Inc., 1302 Wrights Ln E, West Chester PA 19380-3417
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source