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Orthopedic Non-Spinal Metallic Bone Screws and Washers - Performance Criteria for Safety and Performance Based Pathway Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff September 2019

Draft

Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

Docket Number:
FDA-2019-D-1652
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

This draft guidance provides performance criteria for non-spinal metallic bone screws and their associated washers in support of the Safety and Performance Based Pathway.  Under this framework, submitters planning to submit a 510(k) using the Safety and Performance Based Pathway for non-spinal metallic bone screws and washers will have the option to use the performance criteria proposed in this draft guidance to support substantial equivalence, rather than a direct comparison of the performance of the subject device to that of a predicate device.


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