Why Do Surgeons Prefer Traditional Scalpels Than Safety Scalpels in Surgical Blades?
Scalpels are widely used in the operating rooms, the device being 100's years old is used by surgeons in every surgical operation. Scalpel injuries are quite common in Operating Theatre and it is in everyone's best interest to avoid these injuries. These injuries tend to wound the arteries and cause blood-borne diseases. It can even cause mental repercussions to the injured. Safety Scalpels are basically disposable scalpels with safety mechanisms. Open as compared to traditional scalpels are
Unbalanced and Lack of Feel
The most surgeon believes that the safety scalpel is somewhat unbalanced. Some believe using safety scalpels is like eating with a plastic knife or fork.
Traditional Scalpel comes in a wide range and variety (236) while the safety scalpels consist of limited choices.
Safety Scalpels have proximity to the blade and have a sheath on the safety scalpel. The sheath can obstruct the surgeon's view. It limits the physical work of the surgeon.
Large Risk to the safety of staff
There is a potentially larger risk of injuries in safety scalpel as compared to the traditional one. It has been researched that the safety scalpel is responsible for 4 times more injuries when compared with traditional scalpels.
Reduced Performance because of poor design
Its design limits its performance. It is made of a lightweight plastic material with an active retractable system which affects the grip and precision that is required by the surgeons.
Safer Alternatives are available
When a single-handed scalpel
blade remover is combined with a Hands-Free Passing Technique (HFPT), this can
be up to five times safer than using a safety scalpel.
Scalpels come in a wide range and varieties. GWS Surgicals LLP is one of the leading Surgical Blades manufacturers in India. They are made up of a strong variety of Carbon Steel. Carbon steel blades are rust-resistant and cost-effective. The most common type of scalpel blade used in surgery is the non-attached, replaceable blade.