Stealth Station Recalls

Why is it so hard to get your **** together Medtronic? This is the third software recall in like a year.

Should I just go ahead and call BrainLab now?

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The field has known this for a while but there was another one as well more recently.

Medtronic is recalling the Synergy Cranial Software and StealthStation S7 Cranial Software used with the StealthStation Surgical Navigation System due to reports of incorrect information displaying during biopsy procedures that could result in serious or life-threatening patient harm.

During a biopsy procedure, the software monitor may show that the tip of the surgical tool has not yet reached the planned target and may prevent the neurosurgeon from being able to accurately see the location of surgical tools in the patient's brain. In the event this software defect occurs, the neurosurgeon could potentially insert the surgical tool too deeply and damage the patient's healthy tissue, brain or blood vessels.

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A Class 1 recall is a terrible look.

Great. Will this affect ENT at all?

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