In the medical field, they are always looking for better ways to clean and sterilize equipment, including items such as prosthetics and orthopedic implants. Since these devices have direct contact with the human body, we want them to be clean to ensure no infection takes place. This is where ultrasonic cleaning comes in.
How Prosthetics and Orthopedic Implants Benefit from Ultrasonic Cleaning
Prosthetics and orthopedic implants are made of very intricate designs, which can be very difficult to clean by hand. These small crevices are exactly what makes ultrasonic cleaners so effective as a tool to clean these devices. The ultrasonic waves create microscopic bubbles that travel to every surface and crevice, then implode, spreading the cleaning solution everywhere. Rest assured, there is no other method of cleaning that is more effective.
Safety and Sterility
With these types of devices, cleaning is simply not enough, as sterility is just as important. Ultrasonic cleaners will not only remove the physical debris from the devices, but they can also reduce/remove microbial contamination if the proper disinfectant is added to the bath.
If you read our blog regularly, you know the one area that we always tout is how much time and money you can save using an ultrasonic cleaner. For people who sell and service this equipment, your ROI will be realized very quickly, as your staff is no longer required to spend hours cleaning these devices. They add them to the tank, start the cycle, and can do other tasks while the cycle is running. For those of you looking to add an ultrasonic cleaner for home use, you will also find that you are not spending hours over the sink or tub cleaning your device.
Quick Cleaning Tips
Prior to putting the device into the bath, try to remove any obvious contaminants from the device. Remember, we want to try to keep the cleaning agent to use over several cleanings, so removing the really gross and obvious dirt and debris prior to placing the device into the ultrasonic cleaner will help to extend the life of the cleaning agent.
Always remember to thoroughly rinse any object that is being cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. For these particular devices, we recommend using sterile or deionized water.
For any devices that are being used in surgical procedures, the device will still have to be properly sterilized using a device such as an autoclave.
Give Us a Call
If you are considering using an ultrasonic cleaner for prosthetics and orthopedic implants, give our team a call to discuss the right tank, settings, and cleaning solution. You can reach us at 888-989-5560.