Instructions for Cleaning, Sterilization,
Inspection & Maintenance
Instructions for Use are intended to provide detailed instructions for processing reusable surgical instruments manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics. All Stryker Orthopaedics reusable instruments must be cleaned and sterilized to prepare them for use. This document also gives instructions for inspection to determine when an instrument has reached the end of its serviceable life and must be replaced.
This document provides assembly and disassembly instructions for multicomponent instruments which must be disassembled prior to cleaning and sterilization.
Stryker Orthopaedics has validated the processes provided in these instructions to be capable of being effective. Equipment, operators, cleaning agents and procedures all contribute to the efficacy of the processing. The healthcare facility should ensure that the selected processing steps are safe and effective.
Alternative methods of processing outside the scope of this document may be suitable for reprocessing; however, these must be validated by the end user. In the event of conflicting national cleaning and sterilization requirements, these shall prevail over Stryker Orthopaedics recommendations.