Instruments Used in Laparoscopic Reconstructive Urology
Each surgical specialty has different requirements for instruments, and the explosion in laparoscopic urology has created a market for a wide range of equipment tailored to its needs. Laparoscopic instruments vary from 1.8 to 12mm in diameter and are usually 34 to 37 cm long (although length can vary from 18 to 45 cm). They may be disposable or reusable. Most laparoscopic instruments have a basic opening and closing function and can also rotate 360 degrees, while some also offer angulation at the tip.
A basic set should include the following: fenestrated grasper, blunt grasper, hook, needle-holder, scissors, bipolar diathermy forceps, trocars, and a suction/irrigation system.
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