Surgical blades play a crucial role in diverse surgical procedures. They come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, meticulously crafted to serve specific purposes with utmost precision. Two of the most common types of surgical blades are scalpel blades and lancets.
Scalpel blades are typically used to make larger incisions and dissections. These blades come in various shapes, such as straight, curved, and triangular, offering a diverse range of options to choose from. Scalpel blades are also available in different sizes, with each size numbered according to its width. Some of the most common scalpel blade numbers include:
- No. 10: Curved blade used for making general incisions
- No. 11: Triangular blade used for making precise incisions
- No. 15: Bard-Parker blade, a versatile blade used for a variety of procedures