We all know that no matter what the product is, there is a time limit, and it is required to be used, maintained, stored and transported according to regulations. So how long is the high-frequency electrosurgery unit used in the medical equipment? The recommended life span is five years (from the factory), because electronic components and metal plastic mechanical parts will oxidize and damage quickly in the operating room environment, it is difficult to repair. Under the circumstance of careful operation and good protection (especially when the operating room is disinfected, the electric knife should be moved outdoors), which can prolong the service life (usually to eight years, it must be scrapped and updated).
The life of high-frequency electrosurgery accessories is not only related to the production materials, but mainly affected by human factors such as use, cleaning, disinfection, storage, transportation and maintenance. When normal use, cleaning, disinfection, storage, transportation and maintenance as required by regulations, the lifespan of electrosurgery accessories as following:
Ordinary hand-controlled knife, hand-controlled airbrush: one month or 20 times;
Ordinary foot-controlled knife, foot-controlled airbrush and bipolar tweezers cable: 2 months or 40 times;
Hard plate, stick-type plate Cable: 6 months;
Foot switch: 18 months;
Autoclavable accessories: 3 months or 100 times.