Industry: 3842—Orthopedic, Prosthetic, and Surgical Appliances and Supplies
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing orthopedic, prosthetic, and surgical appliances and supplies, arch supports and other foot appliances; fracture appliances, elastic hosiery, abdominal supporters, braces, and trusses; bandages; surgical gauze and dressings; sutures; adhesive tapes and medicated plasters; and personal safety appliances and equipment. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing surgical and medical instruments are classified in Industry 3841. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing orthopedic or prosthetic appliances and in the personal fitting to the individual prescription by a physician are classified in Retail Trade, Industry 5999.

Abdominal supporters, braces, and trussesInfant incubators
Absorbent cotton, sterilizedIntrauterine devices
Adhesive tape and plasters, medicated or non-medicatedIron lungs
Applicators, cotton tippedLife preservers, except cork and inflatable
Atomizers, medicalLigatures, medical
Autoclaves, hospital and surgicalLimbs, artificial
Bandages and dressings, surgical and orthopedicLinemen's safety belts
Bandages: plastics, muslin, and plaster of parisModels, anatomical
Belts: sanitary, surgical, and correctiveNoise protectors, personal
Braces, elasticOrthopedic devices and materials
Braces, orthopedicPads, incontinent and bed
Bulletproof vestsPersonal safety appliances and equipment
Canes, orthopedicPlugs, ear and nose
Cervical collarsProsthetic appliances and supplies
Clothing, fire resistant and protectiveRadiation shielding aprons, gloves, and sheeting
Colostomy appliancesRespirators
Corn remover and bunion padsRespiratory protection equipment, personal
Corsets, surgicalRestraints, patient
Cosmetic restorationsSafety appliances and equipment, personal
Cotton, absorbent: sterilizedSafety gloves, all materials
Cotton, including cotton ballsSocks, stump
Crutches and walkersSpace suits
Drapes, surgical: cottonSplints, pneumatic and wood
Dressings, surgicalSponges, surgical
Ear stoppersSterilizers, hospital and surgical
Elastic hosiery, orthopedicStockinette, surgical
Extension shoes, orthopedicStretchers
First aid, snake bite, and burn kitsSuits, firefighting: asbestos
Foot appliances, orthopedicSupports: abdominal, ankle, arch, and kneecap
Fracture appliances, surgicalSurgical appliances and supplies, except medical instruments
Gas masksSuspensories
Gauze, surgical: not made in weaving millsSutures
Grafts, artificial: for surgery-made of braided or mesh artificial fibersSwabs, sanitary cotton
Gynecological supplies and appliancesTongue depressors
Hearing aidsTraction apparatus
Helmets, spaceTrusses: orthopedic and surgical
Hosiery, supportWelders' hoods
Hydrotherapy equipmentWheel chairs
Implants, surgicalWhirlpool baths, hydrotherapy equipment
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
3842Surgical Appliances and Supplies5,329
384200Surgical appliances and supplies1,109
38420000Surgical appliances and supplies1,109
384201Personal safety equipment554
38420100Personal safety equipment184
38420101Bulletproof vests32
38420102Clothing, fire resistant and protective81
38420103Ear plugs18
38420104Gas masks6
38420105Gloves, safety46
38420106Helmets, space3
38420107Life preservers, except cork and inflatable5
38420108Linemen's safety belts2
38420109Noise protectors, personal4
38420110Nose plugs0
38420111Radiation shielding aprons, gloves, sheeting, etc.26
38420112Respiratory protection equipment, personal36
38420113Space suits4
38420114Suits, firefighting (asbestos)3
38420115Welders' hoods104
384202Cotton and cotton applicators24
38420200Cotton and cotton applicators5
38420201Absorbent cotton, sterilized13
38420202Applicators, cotton tipped1
38420203Cotton, absorbent: sterilized1
38420204Cotton, including cotton balls: sterile and non-sterile3
38420205Swabs, sanitary cotton1
384203Prosthetic appliances1,349
38420300Prosthetic appliances695
38420301Cosmetic restorations47
38420302Implants, surgical152
38420303Limbs, artificial435
38420304Models, anatomical19
38420305Socks, stump1
384204Orthopedic appliances1,864
38420400Orthopedic appliances714
38420401Abdominal supporters, braces, and trusses21
38420402Braces, elastic17
38420403Braces, orthopedic168
38420404Canes, orthopedic14
38420405Cervical collars2
38420407Corsets, surgical0
38420408Crutches and walkers13
38420409Elastic hosiery, orthopedic (support)6
38420410Extension shoes, orthopedic6
38420411Foot appliances, orthopedic56
38420412Hearing aids318
38420413Hosiery, support5
38420414Splints, pneumatic and wood10
38420415Supports: abdominal, ankle, arch, kneecap, etc.27
38420416Suspensories4
38420417Technical aids for the handicapped57
38420418Trusses, orthopedic and surgical15
38420419Walkers71
38420420Wheelchairs339
384205Bandages and dressings50
38420500Bandages and dressings33
38420501Bandages: plastic, muslin, plaster of paris, etc.4
38420502Dressings, surgical10
38420503Gauze, surgical3
384299Surgical appliances and supplies, nec379
38429901Adhesive tape and plasters, medicated or non-medicated15
38429902Atomizers, medical7
38429903Autoclaves, hospital and surgical10
38429904Belts: surgical, sanitary, and corrective5
38429905Colostomy appliances5
38429906Drapes, surgical (cotton)3
38429907First aid, snake bite, and burn kits35
38429908Fracture appliances, surgical0
38429909Grafts, artifical: for surgery18
38429910Gynecological supplies and appliances10
38429911Hydrotherapy equipment18
38429912Infant incubators2
38429913Intra-uterine devices1
38429914Iron lungs3
38429915Ligatures, medical13
38429916Respirators36
38429917Restraints, patient11
38429918Sponges, surgical10
38429919Sterilizers, hospital and surgical25
38429920Stockinette, surgical1
38429921Stretchers27
38429922Surgical appliances and supplies76
38429923Sutures, absorbable and non-absorbable7
38429924Tape, adhesive: medicated or non-medicated6
38429925Tongue depressors1
38429926Traction apparatus12
38429927Whirlpool baths, hydrotherapy equipment22