- Black ceramic coatings are attractive and suitable for surgical instruments. The two most prominent mechanical properties of the black coating when it is applied to stainless steel surgical instrument are its extreme hardness and improved abrasion resistance. The anti-glare surface minimizes reflections off the surface of your instruments. Ceramic coatings are made by using an environmentally friendly PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process to add a layer of Titanium Aluminum Nitrate (TiAIN) to the instrument. A high purity target made up of Titanium and Aluminum is magnetron-sputtered onto the substrate in a vacuum chamber in this PVD phase.
- Diamond-like carbon (DLC) is a type of amorphous carbon that has some of the same characteristics as diamonds. A thin, wear-resistant film coatings made of diamond-like carbon can protect instruments and medical devices that are subjected to high loads, intense friction, wear and interaction with other components.
- Spring scissors are uniquely designed for ambidextrous use. The action on these surgical scissors allows you to pinch the two blades together. The way they fit into your hand offers great visibility and incredible control. Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting spring scissors: May be used with either left hand or right hand Designed for neurosurgical, vascular and microsurgical uses Cuts by shearing, reduces crushing of tissue Fine tips are ideal for use in very restricted spaces Curved tips are useful to avoid cutting of underlying tissue Heavier blades are helpful when a thick tissue or vessel is to be cut Length of the scissor tips can help with the depth of the incision: Shorter tips for near-to-surface incision Longer tips for deep incision
- Vitrectomy scissors are pencil-style scissors with a new, ergonomic handle design with micro-blades that are easy to clean. Two models available, straight and angled. This category includes scissors designed for vitrectomy, an ophthalmalogical procedure.