Attune Tibia issue

Discussion in 'DePuy Ortho' started by anonymous, Dec 12, 2015 at 1:43 PM.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    How much longer until we get a FDA warning letter about the high incidence of CoCr tibial plates loosening? They will probably wait til it turns out to be a recall and we owe patients millions of dollars.
     
  2. anonymous

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    Why would they loosen more than the old mbt tray?
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    What is the issue with tibia. We have done a lot of Attunes in our area and haven't seen one
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Any truth to this?
     
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest


    I have to assume this is a competitor since they put CoCr tibial plate. Any DePuy rep would know sigma trays were CoCr also, so this isn't something new they were using. Do you have anything to back up this claim? Keep telling yourself that Titanium trays are the only way to go.
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    radiolucency around keel several months post-op
     
  7. anonymous

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    we have seen 3 in Dallas
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    High-volume cutters in Charlotte switched back to Sigma over this issue....
     
  9. anonymous

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    Again, can only believe half of what you read on the site, but there is a doc in my territory(I'm a Zimmer rep) who has revised 4 or 5 loose Attune tibias. I can honestly say I don't remember him revising one Sigma tibia for loosening. The Attune tibias are coming out with little effort and look like they just came out of the package. They are coming out almost as easy as the couple of Persona TM tibias that he put in. Haha
     
  10. anonymous

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    There is an issue but won't be addressed until more are reported. We always wait until 100's of patients are effected then we will respond.
     
  11. anonymous

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    Let's say for a minute that this is true...what cement is he using?
     
  12. anonymous

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    SmartSet HV
     
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I agree, and the proof is in this post

    Maybe, I doubt it

    Highly doubtful

    Likely true

    Total BS
     
  14. anonymous

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    We switched all our surgeons back to sigma also. People who say there isn't an issue don't do quantity. FACT
     
  15. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    This ^^^
    If people were reporting the revisions the numbers would be way higher.