Director of Manufacturing Operations, Collagen Products Division, Datascope Corporation, Montvale, NJ
Curator, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
(Received 10 June 1994; accepted 15 July 1994)
Orthopedic devices recovered in association with skeletal remains offer information that can assist in identification. Frequently, surgical devices contain information that allow the identification of the manufacturer. Since March 1, 1993 a tracking system is in place that may allow the identification of the individual patient. A recent survey of the manufacturing companies results in summary information on the identification labels on products that allow them to be traced.
Paper ID: JFS15335J