Surgical instruments are important in medical industry, which are special tools or devices, which are much important for surgical, medical, and specific actions. These instruments are useful in viewing, modifying and analyzing many biological parts and tissues. There are many surgical instruments, which are for general use during different surgical procedures. These medical instruments are almost useful in all type of medical procedures and surgical operations. There are many instruments, which include retractors, rulers, surgical scalpels, forceps, calipers, and scissors. However, there are some medical instruments as well which are for a specific kind of medical and surgical instruments.Therefore these instruments are just for performing special type of procedures. If you look on the history of surgical instruments, it looks back too old or Stone Age. Now these instruments are very important part of todays surgical activity without which surgical operation is not possible today. Due to advancement in technology and techniques, invention of new instruments is increasing. Due to this advancement and latest invention now many difficult surgical operation of the past are much easy to perform.
For the purpose of nomenclature of all these instruments and equipments, different patterns are under consideration. Companies are naming these instruments with the name of their inventors and some through their actions, which these equipments perform. For example, an instrument, which performs tracheotomy, is famous as tracheotomy. There are many metals, which companies can use in the manufacturing of these medical instruments, but there are some specific metals, which must be use. These metals include steel, sterling silver, titanium, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, martensitic steel etc. As from name of the inventor, from functioning of surgical instruments and metal used for their manufacturing is different therefore, they are also different and have many kinds, some of them are as: First type is forceps; this type is actually a grasper. These are also famous as tweezers and tongs. This kind of instrument is useful is holding and grasping different biological tissues. These instruments are actually useful for grasping small objects, which you cannot hold by your hands.
There are many different types of forceps, which are available in market; however, their function is same for all. Next type of these instruments is Scalpel Blades. These blades are very common and useful in medical and surgical operation because they make incisions into the skin of patients and biological tissues. These blades are very small but much sharp as compare to all other blades. There are two parts of these surgical scalpel blades, one is handling, and the other part is blade. 1 Handles of these blades are reusable but you need to changes blade every time. Although these blades also have different types but the most important and commonly used blade is lancet. This blade has two sharp edges on both sides. Another important type of surgical instruments is Distractors. These kinds of instruments are useful in positioning body during process of surgical operation. These equipments are useful in separating different parts of body and tissues during surgical operation.