Mirena is a popular hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that was approved as a long-acting reversible contraceptive method. It is a small “T-shaped” device made of plastic that is inserted by
The Medtronic Infuse System was approved by the FDA in 2002 for one type of spine surgery – Anterior Approach Lumbar Fusion. It is estimated that approximately 100,000 people per year have had back and neck surgeries using the Infuse System. However, many of these people had neck, back and spinal surgeries for which the Infuse System was never approved. Unfortunately, serious complications have been associated with the Medtronic Infuse System, including: uncontrolled bone growth, male infertility, inflammatory cysts and cancer.
AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix is a skin grafting product that is commonly used for repairing abdominal hernias. Unlike hernia patches which are designed to stay in place permanently, the AlloDerm
At least 1,000 women in the United States have been injured or suffered complications in recent years following surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse that involved
Hip replacement components made by Zimmer Holdings, Inc. were recalled in July 2008 after it was learned that the surgical parts did not work properly, forcing many patients to undergo
In January 2008, Stryker Corp. recalled two models of hip replacements, the Trident Acetabular PSL Cup and the Trident Hemispherical Cups.