Biomet Implant Recalls

BioMet Hip ImplantBiomet was a part of the 2001 recall of zirconia ceramic femoral heads manufactured by St. Gobain Desmarquest. As mentioned previously, this recall was initiated after authorities had found that the component was breaking at a rate that was higher than expected. In 2007, Biomet issued a recall of its Tibial Bearing ARCOM UHMWPE, sterile. The reason for this recall was improper laser etching for size. In 2008, Biomet issued another recall. This recall was on its Biomet brand Modular Microplasty Cup Insertor which is an instrument for its hip prosthesis acetabular cup component. The reason for the recall was that the weld at the lock location could break during impaction.

In October 2012, the Federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant cases be coordinated in the US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The Biomet M2a Magnum hip implant is a metal-on-metal hip implant. Patients with this implant have suffered injuries as a result of metal particles being shed from the device and resulting in serious personal injuries.