December 2015 | By: Terrence J. Loftus
From the December 2015 issue, Journal of Medical Devices

Reprocessing has emerged as an attempt to control the cost of single-use bipolar and ultrasound diathermy devices despite limited data on defect rates. This study compares the defect rates, as reported by surgical teams, between original equipment manufacturer (OEM) single-use bipolar and ultrasound diathermy devices and reprocessed (RP) devices.

To view the entire study please email sustainabilitymarcomm@stryker.com and ask for a copy. The findings are also available for purchase at ASME.org.

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