ASTM International - ASTM F565-00(2003)
Standard Practice for Care and Handling of Orthopedic Implants and Instruments
|Publication Date:||10 April 2003|
|ICS Code (Surgical instruments and materials):||11.040.30|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
1.1 This practice covers recommended procedures for the handling of orthopedic implants and instruments.
1.2 Hospital receiving personnel, central supply personnel, operating room personnel, surgeons, and occasionally other individuals will handle orthopedic implants and instruments. All personnel should be informed of recommended care and handling procedures to prevent damage of orthopedic implants and instruments.
1.3 This practice does not cover producer level handling and packaging procedures.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.