Dilators are instruments which are used to widen an existing opening in any part of the body. A urethral dilator is an instrument which is used to stretch or dilate the urethra which is a tube coming out of the bladder which makes it possible to pass urine.
There are many purposes for which dilators may be used ranging from simple medical procedures which involve the use of urethral dilators to surgical procedures and even some gynecological conditions make use of this medical instrument.
Blacksmith surgical is a company which is well known for selling urethral dilators in various sizes and an assortment of these dilators are available depending on the application for which they are needed. Each of these are made with the best material possible so you will always be guaranteed a safe surgery when using instruments from Blacksmith surgical.
When using urethral dilators for the process of urethral dilation, there are a couple of steps involved which must be accomplished. Local anesthesia may be used in some cases if necessary. The first step includes using a filifrom which is the first instrument which is passed into the urethra. Once this step is conducted, the urethral dilators are used by the surgeon continuously to get the passage to be open as wide as the requirement is. Once the appropriate opening has been achieved with the help of repeated processes using a urethral dilator, the urinary stream can then pass through.
The process of using a urethral dilator is not very complicated and can easily be done in a physician’s office. Usually the patient is not even required to stay in the hospital. If proper training has been achieved, the patient can even conduct the procedure at home.
Dilators are also used to widen other areas of the body for example the esophagus. Dilators used in performing the dilation of the esophagus are used by gynecologist and instruments which can be used by gynecologist are found at Blacksmith surgical at the best rates possible and in the high quality packing with the best materials used.
Dilators are also used to widen the opening of the blood vessels for various procedures. The dilator is used to prepare the surgical site and to hold the opening so that devices can be inserted for example a stent.
There are some instances when the urethral dilator cannot appropriate stretch the urethra and dilation does not occur as required. This can lead to extensive scarring and the need for surgery. This is one of the reasons why it is advised that even if the patient is well informed of the use of urethral dilators, he/she should not use the instrument at home as accidents can occur. Urinary retention could also be a result of improper urethral dilator use causing further infections and injury.
Using the appropriate instruments is always the right way to go. Blacksmith surgical is well known for surgical instruments, gynecological instruments, ENT instruments, ophthalmology instruments and orthopedic instruments which it provides as all of them have a 100% guarantee and can be used in the safest manner possible.