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The Bernese office of the public Prosecutor is determined in the implants scandal

The Prosecutor's office of the Canton of Bern, in the case of the error of the implants, used by the Bernese star surgeon Max Aebi in the case of patients liable to be included, investigations. They studied the information, according to which from 2010 to 2014 in patients in the Canton of Bern ", the presumed immature intervertebral disc implant, Cadisc-L used problems had been the result of serious health," as the authority shall communicate on request.

The Recherchedesk the Tamedia has made in the framework of the "Implant Files," the case public. Research showed that the professors Max Aebi and Thomas Steffen were in the development of the prosthesis. The implant was first to baboons tested. Despite unfavorable results, the British manufacturer, Ranier Technology was used, the implant first, in an attempt to get with people.

Eight months later, she brought the plastic washer in the market in 2010. Since then, the prosthesis of Europe had to be far in the case against 90 patients difficult. You had decomposed in the back.

The Bernese Professor Max Aebi was in Ranier, head of the scientific Advisory Board. He was accompanied by the development of the implant and put it later, at least seven patients in the Berne Salem-Spital.

Swiss patient not on recall

After this newspaper had made the case before the three-weeks Republic, informed Aebi said at SRF, his patients, to his knowledge. He could explain the problems of the other patients, the Doctors would have used the prosthesis incorrectly. Shortly after this statement of a Swiss patient of Aebi in the "Sunday newspaper". She had just suffered, like many patients, for example, in Germany, who reported from the torments of hell. Also from Berne, had decomposed the implant.

In 2014, Ranier Technology had to take the prosthesis from the market, because there had been many serious incidents. In the callback, which was also published on the website of the Swiss remedy, authority, Swissmedic, it was said, the Doctors should contact their patients urgently and investigate. In the worst case, the implant had to be removed.

The patient of Aebi says, she knew nothing of this recall, Aebi had neither informed about nor investigated. Max Aebi said in the last few weeks, several times, that he had acted correctly.

The Prosecutor's office writes that the first investigations would be complex and take a few weeks, because the media reports themselves were not evidence of a strong international relation, and a coordination between different cantonal and Federal Authorities was the issue under investigation is necessary. "The ongoing investigations serve the purpose of hardening, respectively, a refutation of the suspicions arising from the media reports," according to the Prosecutor's office. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 17.12.2018, 18:01 PM

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