Stryker recalls guides used in knee replacement
Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 09:39 PM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) — The Stryker Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides used in total knee replacement surgery. The United States Food and Drug Administration classified this as a Class I recall, meaning that continual use could result serious injury or death.
The guides may not have been manufactured by the correct guidelines and have not been sold since November 2012.
This recall does not involve the Triathlon Knee System of the Triathlon standard instrumentation.
Patients who have had knee replacement surgery where ShapeMatch Cutting Guides were used and who feel their knee isn’t functioning properly should contact their surgeon. Patients may also contact Stryker at (888) STRYKER Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.