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Article:

Loss of Accuracy to Torque Wrenches Due to Clinical Use and Cleaning Procedures: Short Communication

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7/21/2016

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Implant, Other Specialties,
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Summary:

The aim of this study was to investigate the way intensive use and multiple cleanings of torque wrenches may interfere with accuracy over time. Three different brands were tested at baseline and after enduring mechanical testing and cleaning in a thermal disinfector. Torque wrenches were tested at a predetermined value of 30Ncm at given intervals, and true values were registered by means of a digital torque gauge. The spring-style torque wrench produced values that changed significantly after maltiple mechanical and multiple cleaning cycles. However, the differences were small and the measured values from all tested specimens were close to the predetermined value of 30Ncm.