In March of 2010, Smith & Nephew issued a Class 2 recall of its knee implant model called the Journey Uni Tibial Baseplate. The reason given for the recall was that Smith & Nephew "received complaints of the base plates breaking in situ. If a breakage occurs, the broken base plate must be revised and/or changed. If left unrevised a broken base could lead to instability and premature wear of the construct."
Smith & Nephew claims there were over 38,000 of the Journey Uni TIbial Baseplates in commerce.
To see the recall notice, click here.
If you had a Journey Uni Tibial Baseplate implanted and had to have it revised, please contact us for a free legal consultation.