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Smith & Nephew recalls knee implants

Smith & Nephew has announced the precautionary recall of knee implants from the TC-PLUS*, VKS* and RT-PLUS* knee ranges which have been found to have a higher than specified iron content

Smith & Nephew has withdrawn some VKS knee implants

27 November 2007

Smith & Nephew has announced the precautionary recall of knee implants from the TC-PLUS*, VKS* and RT-PLUS* knee ranges which have been found to have a higher than specified iron content.  Nearly 300 of these devices have been implanted in patients and the company is now carrying out a recall process on the status of another 300 implants being held in stock.

The company says that higher iron content of these implants is not expected to pose any toxicity or biocompatibility issues for patients and that there have been no reports to date of any patient problems resulting from the use of these implants.

However, it is possible that people who have had these implants fitted may have to undergo further surgery to have them replaced.  In these cases they may be entitled to compensation.

For free initial advice please contact Gene Matthews on 020 7650 1312.

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Information was correct at time of publishing. See terms and conditions for further details.

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