Tubing For Motors

Good morning and welcome to the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® Monday Morning Minute.

Good morning and welcome to the Monday Morning Minute. I’m Fitz and for the last two weeks we’ve been talking about the importance of keeping your aseptico surgical motor up to speed as far as the maintenance goes and the pieces that we do need to replace along the way. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about a call that we get quite frequently at Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® So this motor requires irrigation tubing. When we’re on the first preset, which is the pilot drill, we use 30% sterile water irrigation.

We do not need to use irrigation for the implant placement itself, but when we’re drilling the pilot hole, we do need to cool it down a little bit just not to burnish the bone. Okay? So that being said, I want to explain that we have two pieces here that need to be replaced. The AE-23, which is the autoclavable tubing that comes with your motor, and the AE-23 pump tubing. Now I want to explain where the pump is used.

This blue piece of the motor right here is the water pump. So my irrigation bag right here, gravity is going to take it to this point. From this point forward, there is a water pump that’s going to pump it all the way up this white cable to the top of the handpiece, where I will hook it into a black clip that sends the irrigation tubing from the head of the handpiece onto the osteotomy site. So very, very important that this irrigation tubing here can be autoclaved. We call it the AE-23.

It retails at $60. If your irrigation tubing becomes brittle and you see it turning yellow in color and you start to see some water leaking, what happens is the autoclave cycles start to make this tubing very brittle. So you’ll need to replace it. You can call us any day of the week. We’ll send this out to you.

But make sure that you also get the AE-23 pump. This comes with ten pieces of a little more durable plastic that can ride on the water wheel right here. So it all connects very nicely, easy to use. So be sure when you order the AE-23 irrigation set, you also order the AE-23 pump very, very important. So a couple of weeks ago I talked about the importance of keeping the handpiece well lubricated.

So don’t forget to get your nozzle and a can of synthetic spray from Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.®. This will keep the internal parts of the handpiece very well lubricated, and it’ll give the handpiece a longer life. So use this. Please use this.