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Products That Are Complimentary to Custom Trays

Custom Procedure trays can be said to be one of the most important equipment in health facility settings worldwide. The custom trays are beneficial in many ways including the efficiency and convenience they bring about as well as cost savings. Custom trays are used to carry surgical apparatus to be used in a procedure. The instruments are usually arranged in an organized manner to suit the procedure set to be conducted in the operating room. The custom procedure tray may hold a number of items that can fall under various categories including hemostatic instruments like atraumatic forceps, retractors like the blunt-toothed hook, tissue unifying instruments like surgical needles, as well as dissecting and cutting items like the scalpel. All these tools and others such as smooth and toothed forceps are very useful when conducting a procedure. Other tools that are complementary to custom trays include;


The dilator is also referred to as the dilatator and is a medical term with various meanings. The first meaning refers to the medical apparatus that is used for dilation induction. Dilation here means expansion of a passage like the urethra. A dilator could also mean the pharmacological treatment performed to induce dilation including cervical dilation.


This is a revolutionary medical apparatus used to create thin slices of skin that make skin grafts. The dermatome is mostly associated with the reconstruction of the skin areas injured by grade 3 burns. There are both electrical and manual dermatomes. The freehand knife is a good illustration of the manual dermatome. However, it’s limitation is that it produces irregular grafts that may inconvenience the reconstruction.

The first dermatomes were developed and used in 1930 and were known as Drum dermatomes. Other types were later developed including the brown dermatome that was operated using air pressure. Most professionals have declared their inclination to the brown dermatome due to its high speed and precision that the drum dermatomes cannot measure up to. The electrical dermatomes then followed suit and have been highly appreciated because of their ability to cut thinner and longer strips of skin.

Bone cutter

This is a surgical instrument for cutting and removing bones. Bone cutters are of many types including;

  • Costotome – this is a specialized bone cutter used to cut ribs to access the thoracic cavity. This groundbreaking tool has two levers. One of the levers is used to grab a rib as the other cuts it.
  • Reciprocating – these bone cutters are rotary oscillations used with a specialized cutting instrument to form smooth, controllable cuts on bones such as the skull.
  • Unpowered – These are several bone-cutting tools including the saber saw and hacksaw. The saw including the Gigli saw is normally used when there’s need to make accurate cuts during operations.
  • Sonic – This is a groundbreaking cutter that is still in the experimental stage. Sonic involves isolating a bone to be cut using high-frequency sound. The development of sonic types to cut tissues is also underway.

The items named above are some of the tools that can be used to complement a custom tray. However, there are many other medical instruments that can be used alongside the custom trays when conducting procedures. The surgical instruments to be used with custom trays are supposed to be thoroughly sterilized before being used to avoid contamination. All in all, the procedure is bound to be a success if all the rules and regulations are followed to the letter.