Skin Grafting is an important procedure in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, which involves removing a piece of skin from one site on a patient’s body using surgical instruments and re-implanting it at another site. During this surgical procedure, a specialized blade called Skin Graft Knife is used to operate.
Skin grafting is a surgical treatment that includes the following steps:
- The process of removing affected tissue
- Choosing a donor site, which is a region from which healthy skin is extracted and utilized to cover the cleaned burned area.
- Harvesting is the process of removing the graft from the donor site.
- Putting the skin transplant over the medically cleansed lesion and anchoring it so it can heal
Top Selling Grafting Knives and Handles
Below are some of the most-sold surgical instruments for skin grafting:
Braithwaite Skin Graft Knife
Surgeons use this surgical tool when they need to cut off a slice of skin from a healthy site or the donor and place it where there is tissue loss. This process is known as skin grafting. It usually involves the removal of thick skin from the lumbar and gluteal regions. For example, in the thighs and arms.
Humby Dermatome Skin Graft Knife
When surgeons need to take a slice of skin from a donor for grafting it to treat another person, they use this surgical tool. The Humby Dermatome knife allows surgeons to control the thickness of the graft they need. The tool has a replacement blade and a roller that is easy to adjust accordingly.
Cobbett Skin Graft Knife
This surgical instrument has a roller bar that sways side-to-side. During medical procedures that require skin grafting, it proves to be easy to use. The thumbscrews support pillars that easily adjust as the user turns the screws. At Peak Surgicals, you can find two of the following variations:
- Both varieties are available in 36.5cm/1414′′ length!
- Cobbett Skin Graft Knife HandleHands, both right and left
Surgical Handle Cleaning and Sterilization Recommendations
Ensuring the sterility of surgical tools is generally a critical issue because they are in direct touch with body fluids and tissues. Microbiological contamination through surgical instruments is the main cause of disease transmission, which is why sterilizing them is a serious matter. Surgical tools like biopsy forceps and implant gadgets need sterilizing at extremely high temperatures and so their material should be durable.
If these products are heat resistant, steam sterilization is advised since it offers the highest margin of safety because of its uniformity, reliability, and lethality.
Reprocessing heat- and moisture-sensitive products, on the other hand, necessitates the use of a low-temperature sterilizing technology (e.g., ethylene oxide, hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, peracetic acid)
- Surgical handles should be carefully cleaned with warm soapy water when necessary.
- Tumbling is not recommended to avoid damage to the handles during cleaning or sterilizing.
- Handles should be properly inspected for any damage or wear once they have been cleaned.
- Surgical skin transplant knife handles should be re-sterilized using moist heat as per the BS EN 554: 1994 standards.
- All handles should be checked and inspected before use to verify that the blade is securely attached to the handle.
- It is not advisable to utilize handles that have become worn or damaged.
Sterilization Methods for Surgical instruments
There are various methods of Sterilization for Surgical instruments:
- Ethylene Oxide “Gas” Sterilization
- Flash Sterilization
- Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma
- Low-Temperature Sterilization Technologies
- Microbicidal Activity of Low-Temperature Sterilization Technologies
- Peracetic Acid Sterilization
- Steam Sterilization
Why Choose Peak Surgicals?
The company’s vision is to be a one-stop shop for all medical professionals’ and institutions’ needs. The company began by producing surgical blades and has since grown to become a prominent producer of a wide range of disposable and reusable medical supplies and gadgets.
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