The MSA Hip System, a modular hip replacement, was recalled in Australia in July 2014. Adverse-event data suggested a 6.2% one-year failure-rate and an 11% two-year failure rate. Hip replacements are supposed to last 15 years or more.
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What is the MSA Hip System?
The MSA Hip System is a modular hip replacement consisting of a short femoral stem which connects with a modular-neck (either an MSA Neutral Femoral Neck or an MSA Ante-Retro-Version Femoral Neck). These components can be used with a number of different femoral head and acetabular cups.
The MSA Hip System is manufactured by Global Manufacturing Technology, which is based in Australia. It was approved in the United States through a 510(k) application (PDF) in March 2011.
MSA Hip System Recall
July 3, 2014 — The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a hazard alert for the MSA Hip System after finding an unexpectedly high rate of failure and revision surgery. Based on this information, Global Orthopedic Technology has decided to remove the MSA Hip System from the market.
According to the agency:
“To December 2012, the cumulative percent revision rate for the MSA Hip System was 6.2% at one year and approximately 11% at two years, both of which were significantly higher compared to other total hip replacement prostheses used in Australia.”
The most common adverse events associated with failure of the MSA Hip System included loosening/lysis and peri-prosthetic fractures. These adverse events occur when bone disintegrates around the implant, typically in the upper part of the femur. Repair is often complex because patients are older and have weak bones or other underlying medical conditions.
Health risks include:
- Loosening of the hip implant
- Loss of tissue and bone (lysis)
- Bone fractures around the implant (peri-prosthetic fracture)
- Dislocation of the prosthesis
- Loss of mobility
- Revision surgery
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