Implants for osteosynthesis. Skeletal pins and wires Specification for general requirements
|Standard number:||BS 3531-6.1:1990|
|ISBN:||0 580 18993 7|
This standard BS 3531-6.1:1990 Implants for osteosynthesis. Skeletal pins and wires is classified in these ICS categories:
- 11.040.40 Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics
This Section of BS 3531 specifies basic requirements for skeletal pins and wires, made of wrought austenitic stainless steel, wrought cobalt-chromium-tungsten-nickel alloy or of wrought titanium alloy, used in orthopaedic surgery.
Provision is made for:
skeletal pins used for skeletal traction and in compression clamps, e.g. Steinmann pins;
skeletal wires used for skeletal traction and fixation, e.g. Kirschner wires;
guide wires used to aid the insertion of other devices such as cannulated hip nails;
fixation and threaded pins and wires, used for the fixation of displaced upper femoral epiphysis or in the treatment of fractures.
Requirements for skeletal pins (eg Steinmann pins), wires (eg Kirschner wires), guide wires with graduation marks (eg for insertion of cannulated hip nails), and fixation and threaded pins and wires.