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2004 Edition, October 1, 2004

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Standard Practice for Care and Handling of Orthopedic Implants and Instruments

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2013

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2004 Edition, October 1, 2004
  • Published Date: January 2013
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 2
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This practice covers recommended procedures for the handling of orthopedic implants and instruments.

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 to orthopedic implants and instruments.

This practice does not cover producer level handling and packaging procedures.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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.