Implants for surgery - Guidance on care and handling of orthopaedic implants
|Publication Date:||15 November 2014|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
This International Standard specifies the recommended procedures for handling orthopaedic implants, hereafter referred to as implants, from receipt at the hospital until they are implanted or discarded.
This guidance applies to implants (such as currently used metal, ceramic or polymeric implants) and also to acrylic resin and other bone cements.
This guidance does not apply to the implant manufacturer. However, it contains references to the stocking of implants that can be useful for manufacturers and especially for third-party suppliers.