Sulzer Knee Implant Recall

Sulzer Knee ImplantIn early 2001, Sulzer Orthopedics, currently Centerpulse Orthopedics, a Texas subsidiary of Sulzer Medica in Switzerland, announced a recall of its knee replacement products due to manufacturing error. The knee replacement systems were contaminated by a lubricant residue that was used during manufacturing. The residue inhibited the ability for the replacement to bond correctly to the surrounding bone when the knee implant was installed.

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