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Podiatry Instruments

At Algeos, we stock a large number of Podiatric Instruments designed to help you with routine treatments and provide solutions for the more complex conditions presented to you on a daily basis.
 
Algeos Instruments (formerly known as NOVA Instruments):
 
Our newly devised range of Algeos Instruments includes everything from Petite and Patient-held nippers, to Blacks files, Casting scissors, and Dressing scissors. All re-usable instruments have been forged from German Stainless Steel, and have been competitively priced.
 
Algeos Diabetic Instruments (formerly known as Diaped Instruments)
 
Algeos’ re-usable Diabetic Nippers have been specifically and ergonomically engineered for use on patients with diabetes. All pointed edges have been rounded off to offer a superbly smooth finish, and each design is significantly lighter than most standard nippers to help prevent user fatigue and repetitive strain injury.
 
Instrument Care and Maintenance:
 
When investing in good quality instruments, it is essential to provide the correct care and maintenance for them to ensure they retain high levels of functionality.
 
The Department of Health states “All surgical instruments that are used in the clinical environment should be decontaminated without exception. For example, it is unacceptable to process only those instruments that come into direct patient contact, all instruments and instrument trays, opened in the clinical environment, should be decontaminated between uses.”
 
Do you know why your instruments may looked stained following the cleaning process? The following chart can help you identify and prevent or remove many of the stains that typically show up on instruments.
 
Colour/Spot/Stain Possible Causes Solutions
Brown/Orange
Bio-burden (tissue, blood, etc.) left on nipper.
Detergent pH is too high (>8).
Soap/detergent residue on drapes/towels
used in wrapping.
Use an eraser/buffer to rub off the stain.
Choose a cleaning solution with a neutral pH.
Review laundry protocol to improve soap-free rinse.
Rust
Mixing instruments made of different metals in the same cleaning or sterilising cycle.
Tap water has high mineral content.
Separate instruments by metal type for cleaning and sterilisation.
Use distilled water and thoroughly dry nippers after rinsing.
Black/Brown, with Pitting
Cold soaking of nippers.
Detergent pH is too low (<6).
Eliminate cold soaking and potential exposure to chemicals during that process.
Choose a cleaning solution with a neutral pH.
Blue/Black Mixing instruments made of different metals in the same cleaning or sterilising cycle. Separate instruments by metal type for cleaning and sterilisation.
Blue/Grey
Improper cold sterilisation.
Chemical or mineral residue.
Check solution instructions and follow recommended temperature and soak times.
Use distilled water and thoroughly dry nippers after rinsing.
Spotting
Slow or improper drying of nippers.
Mineral residue.
Review autoclave manufacturer’s instructions.
Use distilled water and thoroughly dry nippers after rinsing.
Multi/Rainbow Colour Excessive heat during sterilising cycle. Review autoclave instructions.

 

*All reusable instruments have been forged from German Stainless Steel*.
 


Nippers

A wide range of nippers designed to treat all types of condition and patient. Specialist diabetic range inclu...

Scissors

Scissors designed for general purpose use and through to more specialist applications.

Forceps

A selection of forceps for use in dissecting and dressing.

Elevators

Designed to effectively lift the nail section from the nail bed.

Blacks Files and Probes

Designed for the treatment of ingrown nails by gently filing and clearing nail and debris along the edge of the nail.

Nail Files & Dressers

Instruments for the general care of feet and nails. Includes foot files, foot dressers and nail dressers.

Foot Sanders & Instrument Care

Tools for the general care of feet and for maintaining instruments.

Instrument Starter Kit

A selection of our most popular instruments in useful starter kit.

Ingrowing Toenail Treatment

Treatment pack for ingrowing toenails



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