Arthroscopic wands are radiofrequency surgical tools designed for removal and dissection of tissue in arthroscopic surgeries. Arthroscopic wands are used in Operating Rooms and Surgery Centers.

Reprocessed arthroscopic wands are distributed to customers in the same case quantities as the original manufacturer.

Decontamination and cleaning:

  • Arthroscopic wands are initially inspected under video magnification for cracked or broken electrode tips, handles, cords and connector pins
  • If necessary, original heat-shrink coating is removed to ensure thorough cleaning of all surfaces
  • Wands are cleaned with multiple ultra-sonication heat baths using tailored cleaning agents in custom racks that allow for flushing and decontamination of internal cannulas and suction tubing where applicable

Inspection, performance testing, packaging and sterilization:

  • Every wand is function tested to verify continuous electrical arc formation while energized by its compatible electrosurgical unit generator
  • Flow testing verifies suction tubing is capable of maintaining free-movement fluid flow and demonstrates no signs of leakage or obstruction
  • Magnified visual inspection verifies non-conforming devices are rejected
  • Inspection includes identification of loose, missing or damaged electrodes and suction plates, shaft heat shrink integrity, foreign debris, damaged or missing pins in electrical connector and overall device integrity
  • Every device is marked in compliance with Medical Device User Fee Stabilization Act (MDUFSA) requirements, packaged and sterilized

products-4-17-gallon-binsArthroscopic wands should be collected in designated 17-gallon collection containers. 4-gallon containers can also be used for collections in surgery centers and designated orthopedic specialty rooms.

Savings Direct is a program that enables healthcare organizations to manage their reprocessing programs internally, and is designed to support their efforts to reduce supply costs and environmental impact. Participating organizations drive collection and shipment of single-use devices (SUDs) to potentially maximize their savings.

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