Surgical tools might be contaminated with human tissue, FDA says

07/14/2009 | Clinica (subscription required)

The FDA issued a public warning after receiving reports that arthroscopic shavers -- devices used in orthopedic surgeries -- might still contain pieces of human tissues even after cleaning. The agency said several device makers have notified consumers of the problem and reiterated to users of arthroscopic shavers the significance of complying with proper cleaning procedures.

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