How well do you know the blades you’re using?
A scalpel may seem like a simple instrument, but with incredible precision and a surgeons’ steady hand it is key to a safe and accurate medical procedure. These tools are essential to any medical professional – it’s important to know their function and capabilities to ensure patient safety.
The top three #3 fitment blades:
- #10 – the most traditional blade shape
- Used for making small incisions in skin and muscle
- Sample Procedures:
- Harvesting the radial artery during a coronary artery bypass operation
- Opening the bronchus during thoracic surgery
- Inguinal hernia repair
- #11 – an elongated triangular blade with a strong pointed tip
- Used in making stab incisions.
- Sample procedures:
- Incisions for chest drains
- Opening coronary arteries or the aorta
- Removing calcifications in the aortic or mitral valves.
- #15 – a small curved cutting edge
- Opening coronary arteries. Used in making short and precise incisions.
- Sample procedures:
- Excision of a skin lesion or recurrent sebaceous cyst
Cincinnati Surgical’s joint manufacturing agreement with Swann Morton means quality British steel blades manufactured to a high level of consistency.
- BSI Certificate of Registration ISO 13485, the International Standard for Quality Management Systems for medical devices companies
- Steel material content
- Carbon – Silicon – Manganese – Chromium – Sulphur – Phosphorus – Nickel
- Surgical blades are manufactured in accordance with BS 2982 and BS EN 27740 standards
- Every blade falls within specific dimensions to ensure the first blade manufactured is the same size as the last blade manufactured
- Boxes are marked with lot numbers and expiration dates for traceability
- BSI Certificate of Registration ISO 14001 – Environmental Manufacturing Standards Certification
BSI Certificate of Registration ISO 50001 – Energy Management Certification
Cincinnati Surgical features a wide variety of high-quality surgical blades, handles, stitch cutters, blade removers and staplers. With an unmatched reputation for quality, Cincinnati Surgical is a proven leader in their industry.
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