MicroPort Orthopaedics have issued a voluntary recall on one of the components used in their ADVANCE® knee replacement system.

The manufacturer has recalled all lots of their ADVANCE® HA Coated Tibial Bases due to a higher than expected revision rate due to component loosening.

If a knee prosthesis fails due to a loose tibial component then a patient would require revision surgery to replace the failed prosthesis.

MicroPort have recommended that surgeons maintain their usual follow-up of patients and recommended that they inform their patients of symptoms (particularly pain, instability, difficulty walking and/or performing common tasks) that could indicate revision surgery may be required.

Brian McFerran, a product liability lawyer at Leigh Day, commented: “It is entirely appropriate that the manufacturer has issued this voluntary recall if they have noticed a higher than expected revision rate for this knee prosthesis. I would encourage them to work with surgeons and hospitals to ensure that patients are appropriately followed-up and any necessary treatment is provided as soon as possible.

If any patients are concerned that this device recall may affect them, then I would recommend that they contact their surgeon or GP for further advice.”

The consumer law and product liability team at Leigh Day specialise in bringing claims against manufactures of medical devices. If you or a member of your family has been affected by this device recall, please e-mail or call Brian on 020 7650 1335 to discuss your personal situation.