With advancements in technology and growing stress towards minimally-invasive surgeries, improved medical instruments are fast emerging.
FREMONT, CA: With technological innovations impacting industries indiscriminately, surgical procedures are also evolving at a rapid pace. Continuous advancements in surgical instruments are also enabling the surgeons to perform diverse surgeries effectively and efficiently. Further, the exponential rise in the number of surgical procedures compounded with the increased push towards minimally-invasive surgeries is fostering innovations in surgical instruments. Here are the recent instrument advances that will address the evolving needs of the surgical ecosphere.
• Titanium Micro-Instruments
As mentioned earlier, the advancements in surgical instruments are in-line with the minimally invasive surgery. Titanium micro-instruments allow extremely delicate procedures such as cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, transplantation, and reconstructive surgery to be carried out with increased precision and efficiency.
Further, there are numerous advantages of using a titanium surgical instrument over conventional stainless steel instruments. For instance, titanium is 40 percent lighter than stainless steel, which significantly counters hand fatigue. Titanium surgical instruments are also more durable than their steel counterparts. Besides, titanium instruments can be heated up to 440°F, thereby allowing them to be autoclaved without worrying over the impact of high temperatures on the instruments.
• Supercut Micro Scissors
Supercut scissors have razor-sharp blades that enable a clean cut at the surgical site with minimum damage to the surrounding tissues. The instrument is available as both curved and straight models in various blade sizes, lengths, and angles. The construction of the instrument offers multiple advantages to the surgeons. For instance, the instrument's serrated edge holds on to the tissue while a surgeon is making an incision. Further, the design of the scissor allows it to be used by both left and right-handed surgeons.
Ergodissect scissors enable surgeons to perform time-consuming surgeries with less strain and fatigue on the hand. Apart from the precision in cutting, the instrument is made up of Tungsten Carbide, making it much stronger than the stainless steel as it can last up to five times longer.
With further enhancement in technology and demand, better instruments can be expected to emerge in the future.