Definition : Devices designed for cutting purposes typically attached to a handle or as a component of a specialized instrument. Blades typically consist of a flat piece of metal (e.g., stainless steel) with a sharp edge; they may be intended either for reuse or for single-use. Dedicated blades are available for use with manual or powered cutting instruments (e.g., knives, saws, trephines). Blades used for purposes other than cutting, which are usually components of other instruments (e.g., laryngoscopes and retractors), are not included in this category.
UMDC code : 15558