SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS An Introduction to KMedic Certified. Instruments . For the individual not familiar with surgical instruments even a basic. Teleflex, KMedic and Pilling are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS CATALOG. KMedic's Mission. KMedic aspires to be — and to be recognized by the medical profession as — the best orthopedic surgical instrument com- pany. We will.
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Pilling® and KMedic® Branded surgical instruments are made from % German and U.S. forgings to ensure the highest quality and impeccable functionality. 4. stansaturtowi.cf pdf vēsture “Surgical Instruments An Introduction to KMedic Certified . Teleflex, a global provider of medical devices, offers a full line of surgical instruments under the Pilling® and KMedic® brands. These instruments span across.
We engage properly and meet recommend that instru- correctly at the tips. KMedic Instrument ments be wrapped in cloth Care Checklist and then placed in the Surface: container, or that a cloth 1.
Rinse and soak soiled in- Carefully inspect surfaces be put on the bottom of struments immediately for any sign of staining, the pan to absorb moisture. Thoroughly cracking or other irregulari- The cloth should be pH 7 clean before autoclaving. Common sources of neutral and have no residue staining are: of detergents.
Finally, 2. Autoclave and sterilize avoid sudden cooling of instruments in an open n. After the decline of the Greek civilization, this development continued in the Roman Empire. The Romans also knew how to make steel instruments.
When the ancient city of Pompeii was discovered, archaeologists uncovered a large package of surgical instruments in a building which may have housed a very early surgical instrument business. Large leaps in technology continued in the centuries to follow. To judge from archaeological finds, Germany by that time was also a center for instrument craftsmen. The invention of stainless steel in the twentieth century brought perhaps the greatest change to the manufacturing process, until the most recent event of minimally invasive instrumentation.
As surgery has developed, the trade of the instrument makers has developed alongside it. There is evidence that in ancient times there were metal craftsmen who specialized in the manufacture of medical instruments. Two of the very striking features of the ancient instruments were their good quality and their elaborate ornamentation. In later periods, instruments were crafted by blacksmiths, cutlers and armourers. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, and the general increase in the rationalization of production methods, instrument making advanced another step.
It has continued to develop, to reach the high level of precision crafting we know today. A4 It was over years ago that Tuttlingen, Germany became the center of high-quality instrument making. It is with a sense of history that we at KMedic go forward with the work of this ancient trade. KMedic: In the Tradition of the Masters Instrument making is a highly developed craft, and the craftspeople who make KMedic surgical instruments are the modern heirs to this ancient art. It is also a vocation that has respected its traditions over the centuries.
So, while new techniques have kept pace with advances in surgical practices, the essence of the craft has changed very little. Today, computers and other advanced technology aid in the manufacture of instruments, but it remains the skills of gifted instrument makers that turn raw steel into the finely honed tools KMedic responds to these needs by forming partnerships with leading surgeons.
The Selection of KMedic Instruments Recognizing the need of the orthopedic community for an easy, one-stop shopping resource for orthopedic instruments, KMedic responded by assembling the most comprehensive selection in the world. In selecting our instruments we first assess the needs of the people who use them. In this process we consult with surgeons, nurses, techs, distributors, salespeople, engineers, instrument craftsmen and others familiar with the marketplace and the operating arena.
If we perceive a large enough demand, we begin our product development process.
This process typically contains the following steps: 5. This process may go through several phases before the product is deemed useful and safe for general use in the market. This program demands: That quality is built into every product through excellent design and good manufacturing practices Scrupulous adherence to our award-winning Quality Assurance Policy The presence of German-trained quality assurance personnel including instrument makers, engineers and inspectors to supervise prevention and verification activities After more than a decade, the proven success of our Quality Assurance Program enables us to guarantee for life KMedic Certified Instruments.
As instrument making is characterized by continual refinement subject to innovation and improvement we reserve the right to ship the most modern pattern of a given instrument. In addition, measurements given for overall length may vary slightly because of metric conversion. For the KMedic Representative serving your area, please call KMedic is now available in 70 countries around the globe.
For the representative serving your country, please call or contact us on-line: www. When ordering, and to avoid substitutions, please specify the KMedic product number, as well as the product description.
Customer Service and RelationsIf you have a question or problem regarding KMedic products or services, please dont hesitate to either notify your representative or to call KMedic at Should you need to return an instrument, feel free to contact either your KMedic Representative or KMedic. To receive more information on new products, or to send us an e-mail, visit our web site www.
To obtain copies of these publications, please contact KMedic directly. By providing routine maintenance, this program helps extend the life of your instruments and thereby saves on replacement and related costs. Under this program, we will refurbish or repair KMedic and other high-quality instruments.
Our services also include: precise sharpening, adjustments, refinishing and lubrication. We will complete most repairs within 3 to 5 working days. If immediate attention is required, please call us in advance, and ask for our Rush Service. As part of this program, any KMedic instrument defect covered by our guarantee will be replaced or repaired free of charge.
All our repair work is tested and guaranteed to perform its intended tasks. If you are not completely satisfied, we will rework the item at no charge.
For more information about our Repair Program or to receive a price list, call By following these guidelines you will protect your investment and ensure many years of productive and satisfactory performance. New InstrumentsNewly purchased instruments must be cleaned, lubricated and autoclaved immediately before use.
If no ultrasonic cleaner is available, clean the instrument very carefully. Pay particular attention when cleaning boxlocks, serrations, hinges and other hard-to-reach areas. Whats more, use nylon not steel brushes, such as KM , and warm not hot cleaning solutions.
Follow the manufacturers instructions for the preparation of the cleaning solutions. Remember to change these solutions daily.
Correct UseObvious as it sounds, it bears repeating: Instruments are designed for a particular purpose and should be used only for that purpose. Even the strongest instrument can be damaged when used inappropriately, i. Maintaining the SurfaceKMedic Certified stainless steel surgical instruments are made of corrosion resistant, high-grade specialty steels that are especially selected to meet the varying requirements of cutting, clamping, retracting and chiseling.
A special characteristic of these steels is that they form passive layers on the instruments surface, which protect against corrosion. These layers act as an invisible patina and with repeated use and exposure to air, the instruments become increasingly corrosion resistant.
While every effort is made during the manufacturing process to ensure that instruments are corrosion resistant, the real key to longevity is proper maintenance. Toward that end, you must do your part by caring for your instruments. In a sense, the name stainless steel is a misnomer, one which should not be taken literally.
When not properly treated, steel can rust or stain, reducing the life of the instrument or rendering it useless.
The following sections outline proper instrument care.