Recall of Device Recall 3DKnee Tibial Insert

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

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 Status
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    Mis-pack. a size 6 left 3dknee tibial insert box and pouch contained a size 8 right 3dknee tibial insert.
  • Action
    The firm, DJO Global, sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" dated 5/31/2017 by email to its consignees on 5/31/2017. The notice described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The consignees were instructed to do the following actions by June 16, 2017: pass notice on to all those within the organization or to any organization where the affected product has been transferred; contact customer service at 1-800-456-8696 to place a replacement order and obtain shipment information; return all affected devices; and complete, sign and return the Acknowledgment and Receipt Form by email to: The Regulatory Affairs department will follow-up via phone and email with non-responding consignees. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Director Regulatory Affairs by phone at (760) 734-3551 or by email at


  • Model / Serial
    Lot # 339G1045
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) to states of: AL, TX, UT, and CA; and countries of: INDIA and GERMANY.
  • Product Description
    3DKNEE(TM) SYSTEM e+, Tibial Insert, RIGHT Sz 8 / 11mm, REF 391-11-708, QTY 01 || The 3DKnee Insert HXL Tibial Inserts are manufactured from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) infused with pure liquid pharmaceutical grade alpha-tocopheral and then cross-linked to conform to ASTM F2695. This insert is intended to more closely match the kinematics of the knee, allowing some rotation along the medial condyle and increased congruency along the lateral condyle.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Encore Medical, Lp, 9800 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758-5445
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source