Surgical Scalpels & Blades

Surgical Scalpels and Blades are the foundational instruments of any surgeons toolset. Scalpels are made up of a handle with a surgical blade attached to it. The handles are often made to be reusable whereas each blade is used only once and then disposed of for sanitary purposes. Disposable scalpels usually have a handle that is made of cheaper material such as plastic. That way the entire scalpel can be disposed of after use.

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Scalpels are used by surgeons for various types of surgeries. Number 11 Triangular blades with flat edges are useful for stripping, and cutting sharp angles. Number 20 curved blades are designed for general surgery. Number 23 scalpels are long and leaf shaped and are designed for particularly long incisions. The types of blades vary as well. As metal blades wouldn't be safe for use in a MRI monitored surgery, ceramic blades, diamond, and obsidian blades would be used alternatively. The handles vary as well. Some are flat and thin, while others are more rounded like a pen. It is important for a hospital to have plenty of the correct scalpels and other tools available to them. Depending on the type of surgery and the needs of the surgeon one procedure alone may require several different types of scalpels and other instruments.