ISO 12891-1:2011

Implants for surgery -- Retrieval and analysis of surgical implants -- Part 1: Retrieval and handling

ISO 12891-1:2011 specifies the method to be followed for the retrieval and handling of surgical implants and associated tissues and fluids. In particular, it specifies the essential steps to be followed for the safe and proper obtaining of the clinical history, pre-explantation checks and examinations, collection, labelling, cleaning, decontamination, documentation, packing and shipping. ISO 12891-1:2011 also provides guidance on infection control.

ISO 12891-1:2011 does not apply in cases of explantation where there is no intention to collect retrieval data. However, many clauses give useful information which can apply in these cases also.


General information

  • Current status : Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2011-05
  • Edition : 2
  • :
    ISO/TC 150
    Implants for surgery
  • 11.040.40
    Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics

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