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MHRA Issues Alert Over Recalled Stryker Implants

Feb. 12, 2019

The UK’s Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a medical device alert urging hospitals not to implant Stryker rHead Radial Head and Uni-Elbows devices.

The agency said that the devicemaker reported that the products carry risks of post-operative loosening, instability, stress fracture and cyst formation.

The implants, which were recalled by the company in November 2017, could cause pain, stiffness, and abnormal growth of bone in the non-skeletal tissues, the MHRA said.

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