Recall of Device Recall Glenosphere Orientation Guide for the Delta XTEND Reverse Shoulder System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by DePuy Orthopaedics, 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
    Template - Product Code HWT
  • Reason
    The glenosphere orientation guide instrument used with the delta xtend reverse shoulder is being recalled because an arrow that is etched on the instrument was incorrectly placed on the opposite side of the instrument. using the improperly etched arrow as a guide could potentially lead to incorrect orientation of the glenosphere implant.
  • Action
    DePuy Synthes sent and Urgent Information - Medical Device Instrument Recall Notice letter dated May 3, 2013 via email to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem, clinical implications, and potential adverse events. Arrangements will be made for all affected Glenosphere Orientation Guides (part #230795000/lot #5120443) to be returned. Customers were asked to return the response form via fax (574-371-4964). Product related questions should be directed to DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction (1-888-554-2482). Recall inquiries should be directed to Kim Earle, Recall Coordinator, 574-371-4917 (M-F; 8a.m.-5 p.m. EDT).


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number 230795000/Lot Number 5120443
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide and countries of: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey.
  • Product Description
    DePuy Glenosphere orientation guide || Product Usage: The glenosphere orientation guide is an instrument used in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The orientation guide is used to properly align the glenosphere.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., 700 Orthopaedic Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-3994
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source