Nuvasive Recall

Harmful Side Effects After Receiving A NuVasive Precice Device

Precice devices are implants intended for people age 18 years and over, to lengthen the limb, shorten or compress the limb, or transport segments of long bones. Precice devices include adjustable rods placed inside a patient, which are driven by an internal magnetic mechanism.

The FDA Has Received Reports Describing Pain and Changes in Surrounding Bone and Soft Tissue

​​The NuVasive Precice system is an implantable, adjustable magnetic device that treats people with limb length discrepancy, a condition where the length of the tibia or femur are unequal. In February 2021, NuVasive removed stainless steel Precice implants from the market and recalled titanium Precice implants.

FDA Recommends Monitoring Patients With The Following NuVasive Devices:

Stainless Steel (Biodur 108)-Based Precice Devices:

  • Precice Bone Transport
  • Precice Plate
  • Precice Stryde

Titanium-Based Precice Devices:

  • Precice Freedom
  • Precice Short
  • Precice Unyte
  • Precice Intra-medullary Limb Lengthening (IMLL) Device

NuVasive Precice Device Possible Injuries & Side Effects

According to NuVasive, the most common risks or complications with Precice are device breakage and insufficient lengthening. Please seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Biocompatibility issues
  • Migration
  • Loosening
  • Corrosion
  • Pain