CALAXO Screw Recall–Defective Surgical Screws Recalled by Manufacturer, Smith & Nephew

The CALAXO surgical screw has been recalled because it has been identified as a dangerous medical device. The device, which has been used in surgical repairs of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during knee surgery, has been determined to be a defective product because of the unacceptably high rate of post-surgery complications. The defective product has been approved for use in the United States since 2006,has been recalled by the United States distributor, Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Division of Andover, MA. The US recall was issued urgently on August 21, 2007. The screw was also ordered recalled in the United Kingdom.

If you had surgery which involved the CALAXO surgical screw, you should
contact the CALAXO screw recall lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck to determine your rights and options on this defective product. Time is of the essence in product liability cases.

More Details on the Defective Product: The CALAXO Bioabsorbable Interference Screw is used to secure the anterior cruciate ligament graft during surgical repair of the knee ligament. The screw is designed to be absorbed by the body within a year following the procedure and also to promote bone
growth. In some patients, the CALAXO screw caused tissue swelling in the tibia, where the screw has been placed. Symptoms may include swelling, redness, fever, and severe pain.

Some cases have been so severe that further surgical procedures may be required. In the procedure the remaining screw is removed; removal of bony growth may be required; surgical grafting may be required; more hardware may also be required.

If You Were Injured by the CALAXO Surgical Screw: You may have the right to seek compensation for your out-of-pocket losses, pain and suffering, and other general damages caused by a defective CALAXO surgical screw.

You should first seek qualified medical care, then contact us so we may protect your legal rights.  Please call us today, toll free at 1-800-379-1244, and speak with an experienced product
liability lawyer
who can assist you.