The LIRC is delighted to have the contract to be the collection service for Beyond Compliance explants

Beyond Compliance is a service to support the safe and stepwise introduction of new or modified implantable medical devices. The CE mark is compliance, Beyond Compliance takes risk analysis and vigilance forward. It is about protecting patients whilst supporting innovation.

Beyond Compliance assess the performance of newly introduced implants in the UK in the first three years of their use. There are currently 55 different designs of hip and knee components registered with Beyond Compliance. Retrieval analysis of failed implants can help identify common mechanisms of failure which can then be addressed.

The LIRC has a contract to take receipt of, decontaminate and securely store Beyond Compliance implants following revision. Implants can then be analysed at the LIRC or sent to any other retrieval centre in the UK for analysis.