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Publication Type: Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

This alert describes three patient safety incidents where a right implant was incorrectly installed in a left knee. In one case, repair of the implant area was needed for stabilization after the incorrect implant was removed. In the other cases, replacement with the correct implant was non-eventful. Contributing factors are provided as are recommendations to mitigate the likelihood of occurrence of similar incidents.

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knee implants

Correct Knee, Wrong Implant