Air or Electric Dermatome Instruments: Medical Device Safety Tip
MedSun: Newsletter #51, August 2010

FDA Medical Device Safety

FDA has received several reports of patients suffering lacerations when undergoing skin grafting procedures with air- or electric-powered Dermatome surgical instruments made by Zimmer, Inc. Zimmer found that in each case the devices were out of specifications or damaged because they had not been properly maintained.

Additional Information:

FDA Medical Device Safety. Air or Electric Dermatome Instruments. July 21, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/TipsandArticlesonDeviceSafety/ucm219563.htm


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