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The History of the Scalpel

February 14, 2019

The scalpel is one of the oldest surgical instruments that is still used in medicine today. It dates back more than 10,000 years in various different forms, and began as flint and obsidian cutting tools that were used during the Stone Age. Today, of course, the technology has advanced significantly, with many different types of materials, safety measures and coatings in use—in conjunction with professional medical instrument sharpening in San Diego, CA—to provide scalpels and surgical knives for all types of purposes. In the beginning It’s difficult to say for certain exactly when humans began making knives specifically for surgical... View Article

How Surgical Equipment Has Evolved Over the Years

January 31, 2019

Many of the types of surgical instruments used in today’s medical facilities are similar to tools that were used in centuries past. As technology has evolved over the ages, there have, of course, been some significant upgrades, but the basic premise of many of these tools has remained the same. Since the early 19th century, most surgical equipment has been made using stainless steel, which is durable and easy to maintain and clean (obviously important for keeping them sterile). Tools have also become much more specialized—there are now surgical instruments for just about any type of specialization or surgical process... View Article

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