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Calif. Man Says Arthrex Misrepresented Safety of SwiveLock Shoulder Implant System

LOS ANGELES — A California man has sued Arthrex Inc., accusing it of misrepresenting the safety and efficacy of its SwiveLock shoulder implant system, and failing to adequately test the device before aggressively marketing it to surgeons.

In a complaint removed to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Jan. 14, the plaintiff says the SwiveLock device is made from weaker biodegradable materials that can cause it to fracture and cause injury when implanted. The lawsuit was originally filed in November in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Robert Yrigoyen, on Sept. 27, 2017, underwent an ...

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