Recall of Device Recall Synthes 130 Degree Aiming Arm and 125 Degree Aiming Arm

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 guide sleeve has the potential to jam in the aiming arms, which may delay disassembly and removal of instruments.
  • Action
    DePuy Synthes sent an Urgent Notice: Medical Device Recall letter, dated March 2, 2015, to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to review inventory for the affected parts and following the actions provided in the letter for removal and replacement of these devices. For questions call 610-719-5450.


  • Model / Serial
    Part Numbers: 03.037.013, 03.037.014, Lot Numbers: 8903848, 9124017, 903851, 9124019, 8918566, 9124022, 9124012, 9124023, 9124014, 9124026,  9124016, 9124027, 8918563
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution - NY, TX, MD, OR, MS, ND, CA, AZ, MI, IL, PA, TN, AR, SD, SC, FL, VA, OK, and GA
  • Product Description
    Synthes 130 Degree Aiming Arm and 125 Degree Aiming Arm; The 130 Degree Aiming Arm and 125 Degree Aiming Arm are a part of the TFN-ADVANCED (TFNA) System. The TFN-ADVANCED Proximal Femoral Nailing System is intended for treatment of fractures in adults and adolescents (12-21) in which the growth plates have fused.
  • Manufacturer


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