DePuy Knee Joint Part Recalled Over Fracture Risk

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 6:23 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedic Inc. has recalled a sleeve used in a knee replacement system because of a risk of sleeve fracture that could lead to loss of the limb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

According to the announcement, dated Feb. 15 but publicly released Feb. 22, the tapered base on the diaphyseal sleeve used on DePuy’s knee Limb Preservation System — a sleeve inserted into the femur bone's diaphysis, or midsection, to improve the fit of the LPS knee replacement...
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