PLEURABRADE™ is a general use instrument, designed to help thoracic surgeons abrade pleural tissue during a mechanical pleurodesis. The device is comprised of a nylon bristle brush in a twisted stainless steel wire format at the distal end of a shaft. The shaft is comprised of annealed stainless steel 4mm tubing. Both the tubular shaft and brush part are designed for bending in order to better access all pleural tissue spaces. This instrument fits through a 5mm access port.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
DISPOSABLE TISSUE ABRADER | SINGLE USE INSTRUMENT
BEFORE USING THE PRODUCT, READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THOROUGHLY.
This is designed to assist in the use of this product. It is not a surgical techniques reference. This product was designed, tested and manufactured for single patient use only. Reuse or reprocessing of this device may lead to its failure
and subsequent patient injury. Do not reuse, reprocess or sterilize this device.
The PLEURABRADE™ manual instrument consists of nylon bristles in a twisted brush format at the distal end of the instrument. The shaft of this general use manual instrument is comprised of malleable stainless steel. Both the shaft and the brush are designed for bending in order to better access various tissue spaces. The instrument may be placed through a 5mm trocar.
PLEURABRADE™ is a general use manual instrument which may assist with abrading, probing and retracting tissue.
This device is not designed, sold, or intended for use except as indicated.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
1. Do not bend back and forth at the same point on either the shaft or the brush part.
2. Ensure the PLEURABRADE™ shaft and brush tip are straightened enough so that it can be easily removed through the trocar when used.
3. Endoscopic procedures should be performed only by physicians having adequate training in endoscopic techniques. Prior to performing endoscopic surgery, consult the medical literature relative to complications, hazards and techniques.
4. STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.