Thomson ReutersFebruary 22, 2013 13:15
Feb 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall, the most serious type, of an orthopedic device made by Johnson & Johnson. The device, called LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, is used in reconstructive knee surgery. It was recalled because of the potential for fractures, the FDA said. The agency said it has received 10 reports of incidents in which the device has malfunctioned. The affected devices were manufactured by Depuy, J&J's orthopedic unit, from 2008 to July 20, 2012.