They think that the source of the infection is a faulty hardware piece, a screw that was placed in his shoulder.
First of all, I am terribly sorry for your loss.
Secondly, and I know it is very soon, but make sure the remaining family lawyers up. Something went very wrong here. If the implant(s) they used to repair his cuff were compromised (no longer sterile) or were expired, then they need to find this out. It is also possible instrumentation was compromised.
There will be a record in his chart of everything implanted into his shoulder.
This post was edited on 12/11 at 4:38 pm