Recall of Device Recall Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate / Persona TM Tibia

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer, 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
    Prosthesis, knee, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/ - Product Code MBH
  • Reason
    An increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines.
  • Action
    Zimmer Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial following an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. All sizes and lots of the affected devices are being removed from distribution. Urgent Medical Device Recall notices were issued to affected distributors, hospitals, and surgeons on 2/16/2015 via mail. Customers are asked to review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. All affected product are to be located and quarantined immediately. The Inventory Return Certification Form should be completed and returned along with the recalled product. Customers may contact the following with any questions: 1-877-946-2761 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots and sizes; Sizes C-J Left and Right.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- US, including the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI; Foreign:Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates. DOD/VA: HOSPITAL- VA MAINE HLTCR SYTM (402) VA MROC (402) ATTN: PROSTHETICS DEPT TOGUS ME 04330 207-672-9425 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (438) 2501 W 22 SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105 605-336-8922 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (509)1 FREEDOM WAY AUGUSTA , GA 30904 706-721-6892 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (521) 700 S 19TH ST, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35233 378-962-1599 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (523) 1400 VFW PARKWAY, WEST ROXBURY, MA 02132 617-862-5977 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (528) 3495 BAILEY AVENUE BUFFALO, NY 14215 716-898-6922 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (552) 4100 WEST 3RD STREET BLDG # 330 RECEIVING, DAYTON, OH 45428 937-226-5987 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (583), 1481 WEST 10TH STREET INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202 317-267-8765 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (595) 1700 SOUTH LINCOLN AVENUE, LEBANON, PA 17042 717-272-6621 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (657) 915 N GRAND BLVD, ST LOUIS, MO 63106 314-652-4100 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (664) 350 LA JOLLA VILLAGE DR SAN DIEGO, CA 92161 858-552-8585 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (693) 1111 EAST END BOULEVARD, WILKES BARRE, PA 18711 717-824-3521 HOSPITAL VA SNHCS (654/118) 975 KIRMAN AVENUE RENO NV 89502 702-597-1699
  • Product Description
    Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate / Persona TM Tibia-Prosthesis, Knee, Patello/Femorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Uncemented, Porous, Coated, Polymer/Metal/Polymer || For use in either posterior cruciate retaining or sacrificing surgical procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “The safety of patients has always been, and continues to be, Zimmer Biomet’s top priority and it is our honor to be a leader in this industry for the past 90 years,” Zimmer Biomet told ICIJ in a statement. “We adhere to strict regulatory standards, and work closely with the FDA and all applicable regulatory agencies in each of our regions as part of our commitment to operating a first-rate quality management system across our global manufacturing network. The company added that it is focused on staying at the forefront of innovation and doing right by the millions of patients who rely on the company’s products.
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