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Device leeches, medicinal
Definition The device is a medicinal leech (hirudo medicinalis) belonging to the annelida worm classification. The animal is a bloodsucking aquatic animal living in fresh water. The device should be indicated as: "an adjunct to the graft tissue healing when problems of venous congestion may delay healing, or to overcome the problem of venous congestion by creating prolonged localized bleeding."
Product CodeNRN
Device Class Unclassified

Device Problems
No Information 5
No Known Device Problem 2
Not Applicable 1
Total Device Problems 8