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What Products Are Available to Be Included in Custom Procedure Trays?

The most functional and beneficial tools in hospitals around the country are the custom procedure trays. There are various advantages of custom procedure trays. The main advantage of the sterilized devices contained in the custom tray is their durability till the need crops up. Custom procedure trays have equipment that can stay for a long duration of time before expiring. It is up to the medical practitioners to choose what tools they want to put in the custom tray. The tools set in the tray are meant to cater for the need of the patient and also to be easily affordable. The customs procedure tray may contain such items as; surgical blades, forceps, scalpel, needles, hooks, surgical swabs, wound dressing and drapes among others. There is a wide array of tools that can be put in a procedure tray depending on the type of surgery.

Below are the commonly used tools in the custom procedure trays;

Bone Cutter

Just as the name suggests, a bone cutter merely is used to cut and take out bones. There is an array of bone cutters as described below;

  • Reciprocating -The primary function of this powered rotary oscillation is to give smooth, handy cuts into the bones. It is mainly used to cut rib and skull bones. An excellent example of a reciprocating bone cutter is a sternal saw.
  • Costotome -To cut the thoracic cavity you will require a costotome rib cutter. It contains two levers one for grabbing and the other one for cutting.
  • Unpowered -There are various unpowered bone cutters such as the hacksaw and saber saw among others. The saw is set aside for specific surgeries. Knee surgery is one of the operations where the unpowered bone cutters are used. Most of the times the Gilgli saw is used in some procedures. The Gilgal saw is made of sharp strands of wire
  • Sonic -The innovative bone cutter is still under experiment. It is meant to remove bones with high-frequency sounds. There are also other cutters in the production that will be used for tissue.


The dermatome produces thin slices of skin used for skin grafts. The dermatome is also referred to as a groundbreaking medical gadget. Dermatomes can be used manually and electrically to restructure grade 3 burns. The free-hand knife is an example of a manual dermatome. Manual dermatomes usually produce grafts with uneven edges. The first dermatomes were developed and used in 1930. Brown dermatome which uses air pressure followed suit. The electric dermatome is more precise, and faster thus most practitioners choose it over the others. The electrical dermatomes were produced much later, but they became more famous for cutting longer and thinner skin strips.


This medical instrument is commonly used for dilation. Dilation is the process of expanding the urethra or cervix passage. It is also referred to as the dilatator. It could also stand for treatments such as cervical dilation or vasodilatation.

The above mentioned surgical instruments are some of the most used custom procedure trays in the health facilities. There is a wide array of other equipment that can be used in the tray. The equipment used depends on the type of surgery. All the surgical tools are supposed to be sterilized to get rid of any contamination that could put the patient’s life at risk. Following rules and regulations of using the custom tray is key to ensuring a successful operation.