Cardinal Health—Medtronic Covidien Polysorb Braided Absorbable Sutures: May Be Contaminated with Propylene Glycol
June 27, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System
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In a June 15, 2018, Urgent Medical Device Recall letter, Medtronic states that the above sutures may have been contaminated with propylene glycol during the manufacturing process. Sutures exposed to this contaminant may prematurely degrade or break, potentially leading to tissue irritation or wound dehiscence if the suture is used. Medtronic also states that it has received no reports of adverse events related to this problem. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...