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British firm recall knee implants

27th November 2007

A British firm has recalled knee implants after they were found to contain too much iron.

Smith & Nephew said around 275 patients had been fitted with the implants from the TC-PLUS, VKS and RT-PLUS ranges and it was trying to trace another 300 implants which have been supplied to customers in Europe. It said the iron content, which was due to a production error at a supplier’s factory, was not expected to cause any health problems and the recall was a precautionary measure.

 

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Article Information

Title: British firm recall knee implants
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4903
Date Added: 27th Nov 2007

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