Classification According to Body

Devices in contact with the surface; These devices include medical devices that come into contact with the following places.

a) Devices that only come in contact with the intact skin surface

EXAMPLES: Electrodes, external prostheses, fixation bands, compression bandages, and various types of monitors.

b) Devices that come into contact with intact mucosal membranes

EXAMPLES: Contact lenses, urinary catheters, intravaginal and intestinal devices (stomach tubes, sigmoidoscopes, colonoscopes, gastroscopes), intra-tracheal tubes, bronchoscopes, some dental prostheses and orthodontic devices.

c) Devices that come into contact with injured or also damaged body surfaces

EXAMPLES: Dressings or therapeutic devices and occlusive patches for ulcers, burns and granulation tissue.