ASTM F1638 - 95(2008)e1

    Standard Terminology for Surgical Tissue/Dressing/Pick-Up Forceps (Thumb-Type)

    Active Standard ASTM F1638 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology defines basic terms and considerations for components of thumb-type surgical forceps. Instruments with this terminology are limited to those fabricated from stainless steel and used for surgical procedures.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F899 Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments

    F921 Terminology Relating to Hemostatic Forceps


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.11 (Health care technology (Vocabularies))

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42291802(Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories); 85000000(Healthcare Services)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1638-95R08E01

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