Disposable surgical products are expected to replace the reusable devices entirelyThe sterilization procedures used in the clinical settings are not infallible. Researches have shown that on an average 4.5 hospital infections occur for every 100 patients that result in nearly 100,000 mortality annually. This has somehow initiated the use of single use surgical instruments & medical devices in the medical fraternity.
Earlier, syringes were the only disposable instruments used by a healthcare unit. With advancements in technology and adoption of hygiene conscious attitude, it was Surgical Gloves, Disposable OT Wear etc., which came into existence & offered more benefits. Further, the challenges increased & safer medical devices were in demand. The medical industry faced a tremendous change and resulted in making of variety of Disposable, Plastic Surgical Instruments & Medical Devices (in combination with steel also) including blades, cannulas, tweezers etc., for clinical use.