Recall of Empowr PS Knee System Box Cut Guide

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 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, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    It has been discovered that during empowr ps total knee replacement, while chiseling for bone removal in the box area, femoral chipping has occurred in surgery.
  • Action
    DJO Global sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice dated September 19, 2016, to all affected customers. The field safety notice provided a newly revised Surgical Technique to educate users on proper use of the device. Customers were instructed to become familiar with the new surgical techniques and notify all of their applicable users of the revised methods. Customers were also instructed to sign the Acknowledgement and Receipt Form. Customers with questions were advised to call 760-734-3551. For questions regarding this recall call 512-832-6302.


  • Model / Serial
    202351L01, 202351L02, 202351L03, 202351L04, 202351L05, 202351L06, 202351L07, 202351L08, 202351L09, 203779L09, 202351L10, 203779L10, 203203L01
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Empowr PS Knee System Box Cut Guide || The EMPOWER PS Box Cut Guide is used to make the housing resection for the post of the posterior stabilized implant
  • Manufacturer


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