Recall of Device Recall Altivate Anatomic(TM) INSTRUMENTATION, PEGGED GLENOID TRIAL

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
    Open, Classified
  • 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, shoulder, semi-constrained, metal/polymer cemented - Product Code KWS
  • Reason
    It was discovered during a surgery that the design of the radius at the base of the pegs of the anatomic glenoid trial (part numbers: 804-07-380, 804-07-420, 804-07-460, 804-07-500, and 804-07-540) is much larger on the trails than on the implants.
  • Action
    DJO Global sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice letter dated January 29, 2018, to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. For questions call (512) 834-6255


  • Model / Serial
    All Serial Numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Altivate Anatomic(TM) INSTRUMENTATION, PEGGED GLENOID TRIAL, SIZE 54mm, REF 804-07-540 || Product Usage: || The AltiVate Anatomic Shoulder System is a total shoulder system indicated as an anatomic shoulder joint replacement for patients suffering from pain and dysfunction.
  • Manufacturer


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