The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a paper on metal-containing implants and a panel meeting as part of ongoing efforts to evaluate materials in medical devices to address potential safety questions.
Metal-Containing Implants Paper
Biological Responses to Metal Implants includes a summary of the science of the human body’s local and systemic responses to the most common metals present in implantable medical devices, as well as where gaps and opportunities for further research exist in the current scientific evidence. (See pgs. 60 & 61 related to TMJ devices)
Public Meeting: Immunology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee
The panel meeting will discuss immunological responses to metal-containing products regulated as medical devices, specifically metal-containing implants.