Artelon Spacer Issues

October 10, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who were implanted with the Artelon CMC Spacer, a thumb spacer implant use to treat early and mid-stage osteoarthritis.
Damages
Reportedly, the Artelon CMC Spacer problems can cause shooting or burning pain, inflammation, swelling, a misshapen thumb, a limited range of motion in the hand, and bone loss and deterioration. In some cases, patients needed revision surgery to remove the Artelon CMC Spacer, while others required immediate secondary surgery after the device broke apart while in their hand.
Company(ies)
Artimplant AB
Additional Details
The Artelon CMC Spacer is a thumb joint implant used to treat early and mid-stage osteoarthritis that occurs in the carpometacarpal thumb joint.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort