Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that some of its Mazor X surgical robotic systems could detach and fall onto the OR table, potentially injuring a patient.
The problem affects Mazor X systems with posititioner Type II, the company said in an urgent field safety notice issued in the U.K. It wasn’t immediately clear if the problem that causes the system to detach affects units distributed elsewhere. No injuries have been reported, although Medtronic said it has received seven complaints of this issue occurring since Nov. 13, 2019. Possible injuries might include hemorrhage, hematoma, bleeding or fracture(s), the company said.