No.10 blade Features:
The No.10 blade with its curved cutting edge is one of the more traditional blade shapes and is used generally for making small incisions in skin and muscle, also used in Beauty/Aesthetics for Dermaplaning of the skin.
The No.10 is often utilised in more specialised surgeries such as for harvesting the radial artery during a coronary artery bypass operation, opening the bronchus during thoracic surgery, uterine incisions for a C-Section and for Inguinal hernia repair.
The No.10 fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9 and B3.
No.11 blade Features:
The No.11 is an elongated triangular blade sharpened along the hypotenuse edge with a strong pointed tip making it ideal for stab incisions needed when lancing an abscess or inserting a chest drain. It is held like a pencil and often upside down by the surgeon to prevent it inadvertently being inserted too deep. To avoid this scenario the scalpel should not be held towards the back end whilst the heel of the hand should be placed on the skin thus stabilising the hand to help prevent an unwanted deep incision.
The No.11 is also used for other small incisions for example when inserting a laparoscopic port, vein and artery central lines ,opening the aorta and removing calcifications in the aortic or mitral valves, anatomical dissections and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities in Podiatry.
The No.11 blades fit Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9 and B3.
No.15 blade Features:
The No.15 blade has a small curved cutting edge and is the most popular blade shape ideal for making short and precise incisions.
It is utilised in a variety of surgical procedures including the excision of a skin lesion or recurrent sebaceous cyst and for opening coronary arteries.
The No.15 fits Handles 3, 3L, 3 Graduated, 5B, 7, 9, B3 and B3L.
No.20 blade Features:
The No.20 is a large version of the No.10 blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge.
Used for orthopaedic and general surgical procedures
Fits handles No. 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.21 blade Features:
The No.21 is a large version of the No.10 blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge.
Larger than the No.20 but smaller than the No.22 the No.21 fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.22 blade Features:
The No.22 is a large version of the No.10 blade with a curved cutting edge and a flat, unsharpened back edge.
Used for skin incisions in both cardiac and thoracic surgrey and to cut the bronchus in lung resection surgery.
Larger than the No.20 and No.21 the No.22 fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B
No.24 blade Features:
Slightly larger than the No.23 blade, the No.24 is more semi circular in shape and is again sharpened along its leading edge.
Used for making long incisions in general surgery
Fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
No.25 blade Features:
Fitment No.4. Fits handles 4, 4L, 4 Graduated & 6B.
Individual foil packs (x100)