Scalpels & Blades for Surgical Procedures
Surgical scalpels are one of the most important surgical tools in medical practices, clinics and outpatient departments. They are used in surgical procedures to smoothly cut through skin, muscle, and connective tissue.
Surgical blades are made from either carbon or stainless steel. Stainless steel is better suited for working in a wet environment. Carbon steel blades, on the other hand, offer the best combination of initial sharpness and durability. Both types of blades, carbon steel or stainless steel, are very high quality and will perform effectively. The decision on what type of blade should be used usually comes down to personal preference and the procedure being performed.
Traditionally, scalpels were one-piece instruments and were cleaned, sterilised and then reused after use. Nowadays, however, the use of two-piece scalpels consisting of a single-use blade and a sterilisable scalpel handle is more common. In addition to reusable scalpel handles, the use of disposable instruments is also increasing. After use, these disposable instruments are disposed of in a puncture-proof sharps container.
You will find more disposable instruments, e.g. stainless steel thread scissors, as well as practical instrument sets and other medical supplies such as skin markers or surgical drapes in the overview of our Medical Instruments category.
Reusable Scalpels & Scalpel Blades
Using reusable handles with single-use scalpel blades is both a cost-saving and environmentally friendly option. While the individually sterile packed scalpel blades are disposed of after the surgical procedure to avoid cross-contamination, the handles can be cleaned and sterilised.
The handles fit different blade shapes depending on the design. The blade shape used depends on the tissue being cut during the procedure.
Figure 10 Sterile Disposable Scalpel Blades are the most common blade shape. They have a large, curved cutting edge that is perfect for cutting through skin and muscle tissue. Figure 11 scalpel blades, on the other hand, are triangular, long and tapered. They are often used for difficult cuts that need to be made precisely.
Disposable Scalpels & Disposable Safety Scalpels
Surgical scalpels that are disposed of whole after use reduce the risk of injury and infection for staff in hospitals and doctors' surgeries. Disposable scalpels come in various designs, differing not only in the shape of their blade but also in the safety mechanism.
Disposable Scalpels from the well-known manufacturer Teqler, for example, have an ergonomic and ribbed plastic handle and a steel blade with precision grinding. The sharp blade is securely anchored in the handle and does not cause any bruising during cutting thanks to its excellent cutting ability. You many purchase the individually sterile packed disposable scalpels in convenient packs of 10.
The Aesculap Safety Scalpel from B. Braun, on the other hand, complies with the requirements of TRBA 250. The blade of this scalpel is made of high-quality carbon steel and it is equipped with a reliable, visible and tangible locking mechanism. This reduces the risk of cut and stab injuries even more effectively. Purchase a pack of 10 individually sterile packed scalpels in our online medical supplies shop today.
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In this category you will find surgical instruments as well as a large selection of other supplies, such as Thread Knives individually sterile packed in packs of 100 pieces and Scalpel Blade Removers. You may also purchase thread-pulling knives for cutting suture material either with or without a safety mechanism in our online shop.
Do you have any questions about our range of scalpel blades and handles for medical use? Our customer service will be happy to advise you. Feel free to get in touch via e-mail, telephone or the convenient live chat.