Markers for Surgical Sites
Sterile pens are an important instrument in surgery as they are used for marking surgical sites. Surgical skin markers are particularly popular in cosmetic surgery, amputations or the removal of skin lesions and moles. They are used on patients for pre-operative marking for optimal incision and to prevent wrong-site surgery. To avoid skin irritation, only pens containing skin-friendly, latex-free ink should be used. Most pens are equipped with a fine tip to ensure a low line width. Thick lines are unfavourable and should be avoided, especially when marking surgical cuts. Markers with a fine tip are much better suited for this procedure. Typical ink colours for marking the skin are black, red, violet and blue, as these colours form a particularly strong contrast to the skin and are therefore very visible.
Surgical site markers are often supplied with a ruler or a tape measure to measure the size of the operating field before surgery. Instead of drawing freehand, rulers can be used during marking and allow for better documentation.
Skin Marker Pens for Drawing Positioning Lines
Surgical skin markers are a popular aid for doctors, especially in orthopaedics, as they make it easier to delegate dressings. With help of the medical pen, the circumference of the bandage is directly drawn onto the patient's skin. This way, the medical professional knows exactly where to apply the wound dressing. This comes in very handy, if for example, the bandage is not applied directly in the treatment room, but in the plaster room. Plaster casts, bandages and zinc paste bandages are generally applied this way.
In nuclear medicine, surgical skin markers are used for marking the X-ray region. After the examination, the ink can easily be removed with an alcohol swab.
Surgical Skin Marker Pens at Affordable Prices
In this category we offer a wide range of sterile skin markers for preoperative skin preparation and bandage application. Some skin markers are available with a compatible ruler. The disposable sterile pens with fine tips can be used on the whole body. They are waterproof & smear-resistant and can easily be removed with alcohol swabs.
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