Designed for pressure testing arthroscopic shavers to help identify leaks caused by failing seals that degrade over time from repeated use and processing, the Shaver Leak Tester assists healthcare workers in reprocessing areas to make sure their shaver is working properly by using both a hand pump to apply pressure and a testing stop made from polypropylene to create a temporarily closed system within the fluid pathway of the shaver to pressure test for leaks. Utilizing positive pressure allows the user to confirm if the internal seals are fully intact or if the shaver needs to be sent out for repair. The Shaver Leak Tester helps in reducing the potential for cross-contamination, damage and costly repairs that result from using a shaver with leaks.
Simply, select the appropriate brand specific testing stop and insert the stop into the distal end of the shaver’s handpiece until it is fully seated. Then, connect the open end of the silicone tubing attached to the pressure gauge, to the stainless-steel discharge port located at the proximal end of the handpiece. Next, use the bulb of the hand pump to apply pressure and observe that the pressure gauge is displaying and maintaining a positive value. Confirmation of positive static pressure on the pressure gauge indicates no leaks in the fluid pathway and is considered a passing result.
The brand-specific Shaver Leak Tester stops are not interchangeable and offered for the following shavers: the Midas Rex shaver, the Stryker Formula shaver, the Stryker Small Joint shaver, the Dyonics shaver, the Conmed Linvatec shaver, and the Arthrex shaver.