Scalpel blades are small, surgical cutting tools that are used in various medical procedures. They are majorly made of high-quality stainless steel. Scalpel Blades come in a number of shapes and sizes wherein each is designed for particular purposes.
The blades are detachable and are attached to a handle known as a scalpel. The handle provides a firm grip for the surgeon or healthcare professional, whereas the blade itself provides a sharp cutting edge for precise and controlled incisions during surgical procedures. These instruments are available in different shapes, including straight, curved, and angled. Each shape serves a specific purpose.
These are commonly used in surgeries. The known uses of Scalpel Blades are as follows.
- Drainage: In certain cases, scalpel blades are used to create small incisions for draining fluids or abscesses accumulated within the body.
- Tissue Dissection: Surgeons use scalpel blades to carefully separate and dissect tissues during surgery.
- Incisions: These are used for making precise incisions in the skin and tissues during surgeries.
- Biopsy: Scalpel blades are used in biopsy procedures. These involve the extraction of a small sample of tissue for diagnostic examination.