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Cryolife

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

CDC confirms presence of rare bacterium Clostridium sordellii in Cryolife-processed human donor condyle tissue implanted in a 23-year old Minnesota knee surgery patient who died Nov. 11; the bacterium was not found or implicated in two other Minnesota total knee replacement patient deaths. Cryolife does not intend to alter its processing protocols after CDC, FDA and the Minnesota Department of Health found no connection between the deaths and made no recommendations for changes (1"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 10, 2001, In Brief)...

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