Dog Dental Extraction Kit

Dog Dental Extraction Kit

Dental Extraction can be Non-Surgical (due to some periodontal disease) or Surgical (due to damaged or abnormal teeth extraction). Medical Tools Dental Extraction kit contains all necessary tools for both types of extraction.

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure performed in most veterinary practices. Medical Tools 18 Instruments dental extraction kit has all appropriate instruments to perform selective or full mouth dental extraction.All Tools are made from Surgical Grade stainless steel and used by professionals We also makes custom design surgery kit to meet with specific needs, All tools are packed in Free Sterilization Cassette.

Dog Dental Extraction Kit Includes:

  • Scalpel Handle #3
  • TC Olsen Hager Needle Holder 15cm
  • TC Mayo Scissors 15cm
  • LaGrange Scissors 11cm
  • Molt Periosteal Elevator 16cm
  • Mosquito Forceps Curved 12.5cm
  • Mosquito Forceps Straight 12.5cm
  • College Tweezers 15cm
  • Adson Tissue Forceps 1:2 12cm
  • Adson Tissue Forceps 7:8 12cm
  • Luxator Straight 3mm
  • Luxator Curved 3mm
  • Luxator Straight 5mm
  • Luxator Curved 5mm
  • Forceps for Upper Incisors & Canines Fig. 137
  • Forceps for Upper Molar Fig. 3
  • Forceps for Upper Premolars Incisors & Roots Fig. 150S
  • Forceps for Lower Premolars Incisors & Roots Fig. 151S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Student Kits

Student Kits

Our Kits are very popular among students and make excellent gift for Biology students, medical students etc.

Anatomy Kit

This Kit for anatomy students, teachers and professionals. An excellent choice for field work and lab use. This anatomy kit contains all the necessary tools required for your study. Anatomy kit is used for analysis of fetal pigs, and many other preserved animals.

Medical Tools 18 Instruments is compiled for Anatomy Kit.All Tools are made from Surgical Grade stainless steel and used by professionals.

Anatomy Kit Includes:

  • 01 Plastic Ruler 6″
  • 01 Mall Probe
  • 01 Teaser Needle Angled
  • 01 Teaser Needle Straight
  • 01 Dressing Forceps 16cm
  • 01 Mosquito Forceps 12.5cm
  • 01 Scalpel Handle #3
  • 04 Blades for Scalpel Handle #3
  • 01 Scalpel Handle #4
  • 04 Blades for Scalpel Handle #4
  • 01 Dissecting Scissors 14cm Sharp/Blunt
  • 01 Hooks with Chain
  • Free Leather Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Botany Kit

Medical Tools has introduced this Kit for Botany students, teachers and field botanists; a good choice for field work and lab usage offered at an affordable a price. This botany dissecting kit contains all the necessary tools required for plant study, dissection and analysis. This kit allows you to observe the germination of seeds and the development of plant roots. you can monitor each plant growing from a seed to a fully developed specimen. Indoor plant seed varieties that come with this kit include flower, vegetable, dicot, and mono-cot seeds.

you can explore plant root and seed development in an easy, fun way. All Tools are made from Surgical Grade stainless steel and used by professionals.

Medical Tools 12 Instruments is compiled for Botany Kit.

Kit Contains following Instruments:

  • 01 Scissors 14cm
  • 01 Dropper
  • 01 Scalpel Handle #3
  • 04 Scalpel Blades
  • 01 Teaser Needle Angled
  • 01 Teaser Needle Straight
  • 01 Mariam Tweezers Angled
  • 01 Tweezers Straight
  • 01 Free Leather Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entomology Dissection Kit

Medical Tools has introduced “Entomology dissection kit” this Kit for insect studies.Entomology Dissection Kit is compiled for school and college students & teachers. Entomology kit is used to dissect Insects including butterflies, flies, bees other insects.

Medical Tools 36 Instruments professional quality is compiled for Entomology Dissection Kit.

Kit Contains following Instruments:

  • 02 Teaser Needles Straight
  • 02 Teaser Needle Angled
  • 01 Iris Scissors 11.5cm
  • 01 Scalpel Handle #3
  • 01 Adson Micro Forceps 12cm
  • 01 Dropper
  • 02 Micro Dissection Forceps 12cm Str
  • 02 Micro Dissection Forceps 12cm Cvd
  • 02 Entomology Forceps 10cm
  • 01 Tweezers with Magnifying Mirror
  • 01 Stainless Steel Scale 06″
  • 10 Blades #10
  • 10 Blades #11
  • 01 Free Leather Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student’s Dissection Kit

Medical Tools has introduced “Student’s Dissection Kit”. Dissecting kit is used to dissect frogs, fetal pigs, and many other preserved animals.Dissection kit is compiled for school and college students & teachers.

Medical Tools 23 Instruments professional quality is compiled for Student’s Dissection Kit.

Kit Contains following Instruments:

  • 01 Scalpel Handle #3
  • 01 Scalpel Handle #4
  • 01 Dressing Forceps 16cm
  • 01 Mayo Hager Needle Holder 16cm
  • 01 Teaser Needle Angled
  • 01 Teaser Needle Straight
  • 01 Hooks with Chain
  • 01 Tissue Forceps 1:2 16cm
  • 01 Dissecting Scissors 16cm Sharp/Blunt
  • 01 Kelly Forceps 14cm Straight
  • 01 Dropper
  • 01 Stainless Steel Scale 06″
  • 01 Grooved Director Plain
  • 01 Adson Tissue Forceps 12cm
  • 04 Blades for Scalpel Handle #4
  • 04 Blades for Scalpel Handle #3
  • 01 Free Leather Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Spring Discount Offer

Medical Tools Spring Offer 10% off on all Products till 15th May 2011.

We Wish you good health during the spring and always.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Surgical Instruments Categories

Followings are categories of Surgical Instruments used in the industry.

  • Handles and Cutters
  • Surgical handles
  • Sterile Blades
  • Skin Grafting Knives
  • Delicate Scissors
  • Oral Scissors
  • Tc Scissors
  • Super Cut Scissors
  • Forceps
  • Serrated Dissecting Forceps
  • Delicate Dissecting Forceps
  • Toothed Dissecting Forceps
  • Splinter Forceps
  • Tc Dissecting Forceps
  • Dissecting & Ligature Forceps
  • Tissue Forceps
  • Safety Pin Forceps Holders
  • Sponge Holding Forceps
  • Dressing Forceps
  • Haemostats Forceps
  • Micro Needle Holders
  • Needle Holders
  • Tonsil Artery Forceps
  • Mouth Gags
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Preparation Instruments
  • Towel Clamps
  • Tc Needls Holders
  • Ophthalmology
  • Iris Forceps
  • Capsular Forceps
  • Probes
  • Dissectors
  • Retractor
  • Suture Intruments
  • Aneurysm Needles
  • Hand Held Retractors
  • Self Retaining Retractors
  • Trocars
  • Cholecystectomy & Gall Stone
  • Gall Duct Probes
  • Gall Duct Dilators / Scoops
  • Cholecystectomy And Gall Stone Forceps
  • Intestinal Clamps
  • Vaginal Speculum
  • Vaginal Retractor / Uterine Dilators
  • Uterine Dilators / Probes
  • Tenaculum Forceps
  • Ovum Forceps
  • Uterine Elevator Forceps
  • Myoma Instruments
  • Cervical Biopsy Forceps & Curettes
  • Cervical Biopsy Forceps
  • Uterine Scoops And Curettes
  • Uterine Curettes
  • Obstetric Instruments
  • Gynecology Instruments
  • Uterine Cannulae
  • Obstetrics [Midwifery] Forceps
  • Dermatology Instruments
  • Peritoneum Instruments
  • Hysterectomy Clamps
  • Proctology
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy / Biospy
  • Proctology Haemorrhoidal Igators
  • Haemorrhoidal Ligators
  • Haemorrhoidal Syringes
  • Urology
  • Suction Tubes
  • Amputation Instruments
  • Bone Levers & Elevators
  • Bone Levers
  • Bone Levers & Raspatories
  • Raspatories
  • Bone Scoops
  • Osteotomes, Chisels & Gouges
  • Mallets
  • Bone Holding Forceps
  • Bone Rongeurs
  • Disc Rongeurs
  • Bone Cutting Forceps
  • Plaster Cast Removal Instruments
  • Bone & Rib Shears
  • Rib Spreaders
  • Bronchus Forceps Ligature Forceps
  • Tissu And Organ Holding Forceps
  • Atrauma Bulldog Clamps
  • Atrauma Haemostatic Forceps
  • Atrauma Cardiovascular Forceps
  • Vascular Measuring Device
  • Atrauma Tissue Forceps
  • Atrauma Bulldog Clamps
  • Atrauma Haemostatic Forceps
  • Dilators
  • Vascular Dilators
  • Tunneling Instruments
  • Tunneling Set
  • Endarterectomy
  • Nerve Hooks, Tourniquets
  • Neonatal & Pediatric Clamps
  • Atrauma Pediatric Clamps
  • Atrauma Pediatric Clamps Very Delicate Patterns
  • Neonatal Clamps Very Delicate Patterns
  • Ligature Carriers
  • Caval Occlusion Clamps
  • Bulldog Clapms
  • Sterilization Trays
  • Hollow Wears
  • Bipolar Forceps
  • Monopolar Cables
  • Bi-Polar Clapms
  • Monopolar Forceps
  • Monopolar Handles, Blades Needle, Turner Warick Scissors
  • Colposopy Loops
  • Quiver, Finger Switch Pencils
  • Gall Stone Scoops Forceps
  • Uterine Dilators / Probes
  • Tissue And Organ Holding Forceps
  • Bulldog Clamps
  • Bi-Polar Cables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




CASTRATING CALVES AND LAMBS

CASTRATING CALVES AND LAMBS

By: Edward A. Leviness
Area Livestock Specialist 1(Retired) Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 85721

Castration [emasculation], stated simply, is the unsexing of a male animal. The practice of castrating males, in animal species used for food production purposes, is universally practiced and is probably one of the oldest surgical operations known to man.

The purpose of castration is not only to prevent reproduction, but to improve the fattening and meat production capability and to make the animal more docile and easy to handle. In farm animals, other than horses, the job of castration usually involves simple surgery wherein the testicles (male reproductive glands that produce male reproductive cells and a hormone) are removed. Horse castration will not be

discussed here, except to mention that with the horse, in addition to the testicles, special attention must be given to the removal of certain tissues adjacent to the testicles, to prevent the animal from exhibiting a  level of false sexual activity sometimes referred to as

Elastrator — instrument designed to spread and secure a small rubber ring around the spermatic cords, thus stopping blood supply.

Burdizzo — instrument that crushes the spermatic cords inside the scrotum, thus stopping the blood supply, causing eventual atrophy of testicles.

Wound Dressing — medicinal preparation used to prevent infection of wounds and cuts.

Age: It is recommended that bull calves not needed for breeding be castrated sometime between 4-10 weeks of age.

Season of Year: Spring and late fall are the best times of year to castrate calves. This time not only coincides with customary ranch herd roundups, but also is a time when the chance of wound infestation from flies is reduced.

Position of Animal: Young calves, 4- 10 weeks old, should be thrown to the ground and held in a recumbent position. If it is necessary to castrate calves 8-9 months of age or older, these animals, when properly restrained, can be castrated in a standing position.

CALF CASTRATION

Equipment That May Be Used:

  • Jackknife — a cutting device with one or more cutting blades.
  • Emasculator — instrument designed to crush the tissue before it cuts them, and thus prevents serious hemorrhage.

Of the three methods of castration mentioned here, surgical castration is the one by far the most commonly used. A description of how surgical castration is used on calves is given in the following.

Methods of Castration:

  1. Surgical — involves cutting into the scrotum, removing the testicles and severing the spermatic cords. This is commonly referred to as “cutting the calf.” (Get Surgical Castration Kit)
  2. Burdizzo (bloodless castration) — in this method, the scrotum is not cut, but by the use of a special pressure-leverage instrument, termed a burdizzo, the spermatic cords are crushed and severed inside the scrotum. In using this method, it is necessary to “work” a cord to the side of the scrotum and then clamp the instrument about 1-3/4 inches above the testicle. The instrument should be held in this position for 3-5 seconds.Repeat the same procedure with the other cord, making sure the instrument is clamped about one inch below the point where the first cord was clamped. (Get Burdizzo Castration Kit)
  3. Elastrator — by the use of a special hand leverage device, called an elastrator, a strong rubber ring, about 3/ 4-inch in diameter, is stretched open and slid over the scrotum and testicles and around the spermatic cords. When the device is removed, the contracted rubber ring remains and squeezes the sper­matic cords to the point that no nutrients can again reach the testicles. This results in an atrophy, or wasting away, of the testicles. Of the three methods of castration mentioned here, surgical castration is the one by far the most commonly used. A description of how surgical castration is used on calves is given in the following. (Get Elastrator Castration Kit)

Procedures:

Step No. 1 — The bull calf is thrown to the ground and securely held in a recumbent position with the hind legs spread apart to permit access to the scrotal area.

To “throw” a calf, a team of “flank­ers” is used. In prac­tice, one member of the team reaches across the animal’s back and simultaneously grasps the calf’s right leg below the knee with his left hand and the rear flank with his right hand. He then quickly “lifts” the animal with his hands and exerts force under the animal’s abdomen with his right knee. This action will throw the calf off-balance and cause it to fall to the ground, resting on its left side. The team member now grasps the right (top) leg near the ankle with both hands and flexes it backward and, at the same time, exerts force into the calf’s shoulder with his knee(s). As the animal is being tentatively secured in this manner, a second team member quickly grasps the calf’s right (top) hind leg with both hands from the rear (Y) and, in a single motion, places his foot above the hock of the calf’s lower hind leg (X) and assumes a sitting position behind the animal. By exerting forward leverage with his foot and rearward leverage with his hands, this team member is able to spread the calf’s legs longitudinally, allowing access to the scrotal area.

Step No. 2 — Sanitation is important, so dirt or manure in the area of the scrotum should be removed. Although in regular ranch opera­tions the scrotum is not washed or cleansed, care should nevertheless be taken to keep the area as clean as possible.

Step No. 3 — Force the testicle upward in the scrotum and cut off the lower one-third length of the scrotum with a jackknife. This will expose the testicles from below. Grasp both testicles and pull them out clear of the scrotum. Next, open the jaws of the emasculator, place them around the spermatic cords and slide the instrument up the cords toward the scrotum. When approximately two inches of the cords are visible, close the jaws of the emasculator firmly, and hold the instrument in this position for 3­5 seconds. By the function of the emasculator, the spermatic cords

Step No. 4 — Apply a wound dressing and fly repellent to the scrotal area. Customarily, several other manage­ment practices such as dehorning, branding, ear marking or vaccinations are carried out while the animal is in this recumbent position. If and when these practices are completed, the animal can be released.

Note: Though the surgical method described in the foregoing is the one most commonly used, some stockmen choose to use a slightly different surgical technique. This technique consists of squeezing the testicle tight against the scrotum and then cutting through the scrotum to expose the testicle. Next, a small slit is cut in the membrane (tunic) covering the body of the testicle; when this is done, the exposed testicle emerges instantly.

The testicle is then pulled out and the spermatic cord is severed by the emasculator. The same procedure is followed to remove the second testicle.

LAMB CASTRATION

Equipment That May Be Used: Same with cattle.

Age: Male lambs not to be used for breeding should be castrated anywhere from one to two weeks of age.

Season of Year: Same as for calf.

Position of Animal: The animal is held in sitting position with the hind legs extended upward.

Methods of Castration: Same as with calf.

Procedures:

Surgical Castration Method — The steps in surgically castrating a lamb are the same as those followed in castrating a calf.

Elastrator Method — The elastrator castration method is probably used more with lambs than with any other farm animal. The method is quick, bloodless and very effective, if used properly. A review of the procedure follows:

Step No. 1 —  Hold the lamb in a sitting position on a table, with animal’s hind legs spread apart and pointing upwards.

Step No. 2 -  Place specially designed rubber ring in the elastrator. Stretch the ring and place it over the scrotum and testicles and around the spermatic cords. Care should be taken to ensure that ring is released well above the testicles and approximately one inch from the abdominal floor.

Step NO. 3 – If other management practices are to be done at this time, such as vaccination and docking, these can be done and the animal then released.

Area Livestock Specialist 1(Retired) Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 85721.

This article is meant to be a resource of information only and must not be used as reference to perform castration other operations upon cattle/animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Abdominal Trocar Types

Abdominal access systems, commonly referred to as “trocars,” have 2 components:

  • A removable inner obturator or “trocar,” used to facilitate insertion
  • An outer cannula or “port,” which remains in place to allow passage of instruments and insufflation.

The large number of currently available trocar designs can be classified into 2 categories:

  • Cutting trocars – Cutting trocars incorporate a sharp metal or plastic blade that cuts through tissue layers as force is applied. The main advantage of this type is easy insertion through the abdominal well.
  • Dilating trocars - Dilating systems typically use a trocar with a tip that bluntly separates and dilates tissue as force is applied. Dialating Trocars, the more recent access systems have used noncutting trocars. Designed to eliminate the blade inherent to cutting systems, a  blunt tip or expandable sheath is used to dilate or separate tissues as the trocar penetrates the abdominal wall.

Most Common Abdominal access systems or Trocars (Trocar Systems) are available at Medical Tools.

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Common Trocars

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Equine Hoof Instruments List

Hoof trimming is one of the most important parts of horse foot care. You got to do it at right time, with right tool and with right techniques. There is not shortcut to experience and there is no alternate to right tools that do the job well. Regardless of how experienced you are, you will be needing one of the listed tools from each category to do a hoof job.

  • Hoof Tester – To test condition of hoof from various angles, sides and places. You may not need a hoof-tester if the hoof is healthy but in case you need to know if it is, hoof tester come very handy. A hoof tester is used to determine the location of a painful area in the foot of a lame horse. To test for a foot problem, place the end of one jaw on the suspected area and the other on the outside of the wall, and exert pressure in that area by closing the handles. The horse’s reaction to the pressure in that area is the basis for the diagnosis of lameness.
    • Hoof Tester 13 Inch
    • Adjustable hoof tester 13 Inch
    • Hoof Tester 19 Inch
  • Hoof pick – to clean debris from the bottom of the hoof and level the grooves outside the frog. Hooves are picked out from heel to toe. Frequent cleaning of the hoof helps prevent thrush.
  • Hoof knife – to trim away loose dried out sole and to trim off loose or ragged frog. A hoof knife is used to relieve pressure on corns and cracks, and to remove foreign bodies from the foot. Hoof knives are available in wide, narrow and loop types in right-handed and left-handed styles.
    • Left Hand
      • Left Handed Classic Hoof Knife
      • Left Handed Hoof Knife with long handle
      • Left Handed Hoof Knife with Narrow Blade
      • Left Handed Hoof Knife with Wide Blade
      • Left Handed Drop Blade
      • Left Handed Offset Blade
      • Left Handed Curved Blade
      • Mustad Left Hand Hoof Knife
      • Double Edge Hoof Knife
    • Right Hand
      • Right Handed Classic Hoof Knife
      • Right Handed Knife with Long Handle
      • Right Handed Knife with Narrow Blade
      • Right Handed Knife with Wide Blade
      • Right Handed Drop Blade
      • Right Handed Offset Blade
      • Right Handed Curved Blade
      • Mustad Right Hand Hoof Knife
      • Double Edge Hoof Knife
  • Nippers – to trim the outgrowth of hoof-wall from the hoof. Hoof Nippers are available in varying sizes, i.e. from 14- and 15-inch nippers are used where more leverage is needed on dry hoofs and on draft horses while 12-inch nippers can be used on show horses, racehorses and foals. Following are the commonly used hoof nippers.
  • Rasp – to level bottom of the hoof wall, remove burrs and smoothen the round edges outside the hoof-wall. The other side is fine for smooth finishing work.  Following Hoof Rasps are common and frequently used.
    • Bellota
      • Bellota Classic
      • Bellota Top Finish
      • Bellota Top Sharp
      • Bellota Top Finish
    • Heller
      • Heller Red Tang
      • Heller Legend
      • Heller Blackmaster
      • Heller Black Legend
      • Heller Big Hoof
      • Heller Master Finish
    • Save- Edge
      • Save- Edge Finish
      • Save- Edge Beast
    • Vallorbe
      • Vallorbe Spirit
  • Calipers – to measure the hoof’s length at the centre of the toe. Clippers will help you match size of front-feet and hind feet. You can also use Rulers or tape measure for the purpose. You may want to measure lengthand width on the bottom of each foot, and keep a record of how your horse’s feet change over the first year. Also needed for ordering boots.

Hoof Cutting/Care Instruments at Medical-Tools.com

Medical-Tools offers following Hoof Cutting/Care Instruments.

To get more information about Hoof Instruments, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Pig Catchers


Pig Catchers/Animal Snatchers/Holders
(or sometimes also referred as Animal Snares) are instruments to catch animals with ease. Mad dogs and wild pigs/boars are one of the most difficult animals to keep under control where Animal Snatchers come handy. These are also helpful for the veterinarians who need to control animals without giving them sedatives. Animal Snatchers prove a great help where you need to keep the animal at a reasonable distance as well as under control. Animal Snatchers also come with lock which hold the tightened string once it is pulled. Animal Snatcher for small animals is used for less-violent animals like sheep and cattle.

Pigs Catcher/Animal Snatchers are also available with gripping rubber and is particularly useful against Wolfs, Dogs and Hyenas.

Buy Pig Catchers/Animal Snatchers which are most common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Medical Instruments Care and Handling

 

Instruments Care and Handling

  • Medical Tools Instruments last for years with proper care and handling. Please use these guidelines for all stainless steel instruments.
  • Brand new instruments should be cleaned prior to first sterilization.
  • Contaminated instruments should be processed as soon as possible.
  • Stubborn protein particles can be removed with a scrub brush. Never use steel wool, abrasives or an acid rinse.
  • Open joints on instruments prior to preparation
  • Do not use multipurpose detergents to wash or soak instruments. Instead, use a low-suds detergent specifically designed for instruments. The pH should never be higher than 8. When using ultrasonic, a detergent with a pH of 6, 7 or 8.
  • Lubrication is vital to a long instrument life.
  • Avoid silicone lubricants because they tend to build up and mix with debris to clog moving parts, which becomes almost impossible to remove. Debris buildup can have a “rust-like” appearance.
  • Rinse your cleaned instruments in demineralized water. Be sure to remove all residual cleaning compounds before sterilization, as they can cause stains.
  • Dry the instrument thoroughly after rinsing.

Instruments Check-Up
The best time to check instruments is after they have been cleaned, lubricated, and have cooled off.

Please check the following:

  1. Function Checkup:
Splitters, nippers and scissors must cut cleanly and close properly.
Needle holders and clamps must engage properly and meet correctly at the tips.
Instruments which have been dropped or otherwise damaged should be inspected carefully for cracking, bent tips or breakage.
2. Surface Examination:
Inspect the surface for any signs of staining or other irregularity. If you find any staining, investigate the source and avoid it in the future.

Common Reasons of Stains
Inadequate cleaning, mixing dissimilar metals, water impurities, unsuitable or improper preparation and usage of cleaning and disinfecting or maintenance agents, Non-Compliance with operating procedures of cleaning and sterilizing equipment.

Storage
Allow instruments to dry thoroughly before storing them in a clean, dry environment. Never store them in an area where chemicals may emit corrosive vapors or where temperature and moisture variations may cause condensation on the instruments.

Quick Checklist
Rinse soiled instruments immediately.
Thoroughly clean before autoclaving.
Autoclave and sterilize instruments in an open position.
Do not pile up or entangle instruments.
Follow the recommendations of the equipment and solution manufacturers.
Keep instruments properly lubricated.
Inspect instruments regularly.

Instrument Care & Protection Guide
The high grade instruments are valuable asset. The following guide will help to protect and enable you to use them for many years.

Medical Tools stainless steel instruments are made of corrosion resistant, high grade, specialty steels which can meet the varying requirements of cutting, clamping, retracting,
chiseling, etc.

One of the special characteristics of our tools is “Passivation”, tools surface is passivated through a proper process which protect against corrosion. These layers can be thought of as an invisible patina. With repeated use and exposure to the air, this oxidation process continues, making the instrument even more corrosion resistant with proper maintenance.
Every effort is made in the manufacturing process to make the instruments corrosion resistant, however instruments must be treated properly. If not, the steel can rust or stain, reducing the life of the instrument or even rendering it useless.

Proper Usage
Instruments are designed for a particular purpose and they should be used for only that purpose. It is important to choose the proper instrument for the task to be accomplished. For instance, a nail nipper should not be used to cut wire.

Water
Because tap water contains many minerals which may cause discoloration and staining, we recommend the use of distilled water for cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and rinsing instruments. To avoid staining, use a cleaning solution with a pH near neutral (7). If you do use tap water for rinsing, please make sure you dry the instrument thoroughly to avoid stains.

Brand New Instruments
Newly purchased instruments must be cleaned, lubricated and autoclaved before use.

Manual Cleaning
When handling instruments be very careful not to damage their fine tip and mechanisms. If instruments are exposed to blood, tissue, saline or any other foreign matter, these must be rinse in warm (not hot) water before these substances are allowed to dry. After rinsing, immerse them in a cleaning solution.

A number of compounds, such as certain chemicals, are highly corrosive to stainless steel. To be on the safe side, rinse and dry instruments immediately in case they have come in contact with any potentially harmful substances. If no ultrasonic cleaner is available, clean the instrument very carefully. Pay particular attention when cleaning the box-locks, serrations, hinges and all other hard to reach areas. Use nylon (not steel) brushes (such as a toothbrush), and warm (not hot) cleaning solutions. Follow the manufacturer’s instruction for preparation of cleaning solutions.

Ultrasonic Cleaning
This is by far the most effective and most efficient way to clean instruments. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for mixing the solution and the duration of the cleaning cycle.

Before putting soiled instruments into an ultrasonic cleaner, we recommend that they should  be cleaned in a cleaning solution, of all visible debris clinging to them.

Please observe the following:

  • Do not mix dissimilar metals (like chrome and stainless) in the same cycle.
  • Open all instruments so ratchets and box-locks are accessible.
  • When loading, avoid pilling instruments on top of each other. This could damage delicate instruments.
  • After the cycle is finished, remove the instruments, rinse and dry them off immediately.
  • Also allow them to air dry thoroughly.

Lubrication and Autoclaving
Autoclaving is no substitute for cleaning. If the instruments are not thoroughly cleaned beforehand, irreparable damage may occur during the autoclaving process.
Before autoclaving, lubricate all instruments with moving parts, such as box-locks and hinges. Use surgical lubricants, not industrial oils.
Always sterilize instruments in an open or unlocked position.
DO NOT overload the chamber and be sure to stack the instruments carefully so no damage occurs to the delicate instruments.
It is recommended that the instruments be wrapped in cloth inside the container or that a cloth be placed on the bottom of the pan to absorb moisture. The cloth should be pH (7) neutral and have no residue of detergents.
During and after the drying cycle, avoid cooling the instrument suddenly. This can happen when a rush of cold air enters the autoclave chamber or when the hot instruments are placed on a cool, metal surface. If this happens, condensation can occur which may result in the staining of the instruments.

Cold Sterilization and Disinfection
Prolonged immersion in disinfection or sterilization solution can be detrimental to surgical instruments. We recommend that do not immerse the instruments longer than twenty minutes. To render the instruments sterile and ready for use, we recommend the use of an autoclave cycle. this saves time and is more gentle to the instruments. Rinse and dry instruments thoroughly after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Polansky Vaginal Speculum