NON-ABSORBABLE SURGICAL BONE WAX
Bone Wax is a sterile mixture of beeswax, paraffin, and isopropyl palmitate, a wax-softening agent. It is opaque and has a waxy odor.
Bone Wax is indicated for use in the control of bleeding from bone surfaces.
Bone Wax achieves local hemostasis of bone by acting as a mechanical (tamponade) barrier. It does not act biochemically and is nonabsorbable.
Do not use Bone Wax where rapid osseous regeneration and fusion are desired. The use of this suture is contraindicated in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to bees wax, paraffin wax and iso propyl palmitate.
- Do not subject Bone Wax to excessive heat. Bone Wax may inhibit osteogenesis and may act as a physical barrier to the reparative process.
- For single use only. Do not reuse, reprocess or re-sterilize. Reuse, reprocessing or re‐sterilization may compromise the structural integrity of the device and/ or lead to device failure which, in turn, may result in patient injury or illness.
- Reuse, reprocessing or re‐sterilization may also create a risk of contamination of the device and/or cause patient infection or cross‐infection, including, but not limited to, the transmission of infectious disease(s) from one patient to another.
- Contamination of the device may lead to injury, illness or death of the patient.
- Do not manipulate with latex gloves as latex proteins deposited in the Bone Wax may precipitate an allergic reaction.
Do not use if package is opened or damaged. Discard open, unused Bone Wax.
Use Bone Wax sparingly. Remove excess Bone Wax from the operative site. Open the package just prior to use to minimize the possibility of contamination and excessive drying. Bone Wax melts at 620C – 64°C.
Mild inflammatory reactions have been reported in tissues immediately adjacent to the site of implantation. Like all foreign bodies, Bone Wax may enhance an existing infection. Pollen granules imbedded in beeswax may elicit an allergic reaction.
Bone Wax is available sterile in individual foil envelopes, each containing 2.5 g, and packaged in an individually sealed overwrap packet.
Use bone wax immediately after removal from the package. Using aseptic technique, take 1 to 1.5 grams of bone wax, manipulate with the fingers to soften, and apply to bone surface.
Bone Wax are sterilized by gamma radiation. Do not re – sterilize. Do not use if package is opened or damaged! Discard opened unused bone wax.
Recommended storage condition 10oC – 35°C, away from moisture and direct heat. Do not use after expiry date.
Discard used bone wax contaminated with blood in the container meant infectious waste. Unused expired pouches should be incinerated.