There are many different types of surgical instruments including scissors, forceps, tweezers, micro scissors, forceps, needle holders, hemostats, retractors, punches and bone cutters etc.
Ear Punches and Tags
Ear punches are available in 2 diameters – 1mm and 2 mm. Pre-numbered, sequential ear tags for small animal tracking. Stainless steel applicator available.
Electrosurgery – Surgical Instruments
Electrosurgery uses alternating current to achieve cutting and coagulation. The patient becomes part of the electrical circuit and current enters their body. Cautery uses direct current to coagulate. A heated wire or electrode comes in contact with tissue. Vary the voltage of the current and the pattern of electric pulses to achieve your desired cauterizing effect.
- Cutting – Use lower voltage with a continuous AC current to produce heat rapidly and completely vaporize the tissue at the tip of the probe.
- Coagulation – Use higher voltage in a pulsed manner to produce heat more slowly. With this method, tissue damage is more widspread (a few mm from the probe) and blood coagulates.
Hemostats – Surgical Instruments
Hemostats are used to stop the flow of blood. They have ring handles and a locking mechanism known as a ratchet. The ratchet secures the device and stops blood flow.
Forceps – Surgical Instruments
Forceps are used to grasp, move, or extract tissue and other objects. They are shaped like tweezers and their tips can have a variety of teeth or serrations. Tissue forceps contain teeth in patterns such as 1 x 2 (also known at rat tooth) to longitudinal 9 x 9 teeth (as in the Adson-Brown). Dressing forceps have either smooth or serrated jaws.
Needle Holders, Needles – Surgical Tools
Needleholders are available in a variety of styles including micro, standard, and cutting. In general, choose a small, micro needleholder for the small surgical needles. The needleholder should grasp the needle firmly and not move when driven through the tissue.
Knives – Surgical Tools
Choose from standard stainless steel scalpel blades, microsurgical blades, or sapphire blades
Hooks – Surgical Tools
Small sharp and blunt hooks and spatulas are useful in lifting or moving tissue during surgical or dissecting procedures.
Instrument Care – Surgical Tools
Caring for and maninting your instruments properly will ensure longevity and optimum performance. Clean with the proper solutions and store in protective cases.
Kits – Surgical Tools
Save time and money by choosing from a selection of pre-assembled instrument kits useful in many procedures. These kits contain the most popular instruments and are offered at a lower price than if ordered individually.
Micro Drill – Surgical Tools
This micro drill system comes complete and ready to use for a variety of cutting, grinding, and drilling procedures. Carbide ball mills, abrading tips, mandrels, and disks are all included.
Miscellaneous – Surgical Instruments
Accessory items for your surgical or dissecting lab including a surgical table, binocular loupes, bone wax, applicator spears, and more.
Ronguers and Punches
Rongeurs and punches can be used to obtain samples of bone and tissue. All rongeurs and punches have a sharp, cutting edge
Probes – Surgical Instruments
Our micro tungsten probes are useful for separating cells and other fine work.
Retractors – Surgical Instruments
Retractors open up the surgical site for eaiser viewing and working. A variety of sizes and opennings are available to accommodate the wide range of potential procedures.
Scissors – Surgical Instruments
An essential tool in surgical and dissecting procedures, scissors are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and materials. Choosing the correct scissor for your procedure will result in a much better outcome and improved easy of use.
Medical grade syringe pumps, monitoring devices and drills for surgeries can be found here.
Vessel clips are applied to vessels in order to occlude blood flow. They can be reused.
Skin staples, appliers, and removers are available for wound closure.
Surgical Tools Accessories
Accessories for Surgical Tools, including binocular loupes, guillotines and miscellaneous tools. For information on choosing the right set of loupes, see the Surgical Loupes article.