Life is full of ups and downs. Happiness and sorrow is the mixture, which we also know as life. Accidents, illness, diseases, breakdowns keep coming. But to balance them there are doctors, hospitals, nurses, drugs and instruments. The most important type is the surgical instruments. These instruments are specially designed tools or device for performing specific tasks during a surgery or operation, such as modifying biological tissue, or to provide access or viewing it. With progressing time there is an increasing variety as far as the medical surgical instrument and tools are concerned; some of them of a more general type, others designed for a specific type of surgery.
Accordingly, to list surgical instruments follows certain patterns, such as a description of the action it performs (for example, scalpel, hemostat and other surgical instrument sets), the name of its inventor(s) (for example, the Kocher forceps), or a compound scientific name related to the kind of surgery (for example, tracheotome).
Surgical instrumentation is somewhat interchangeably used with surgical instruments, but it’s meaning in medical jargon is really the activity of providing assistance to a surgeon with the proper handling of surgical instruments during an operation, by a specialized professional, usually a nurse.