Uses of Fine Wire in Medical Equipment and Practice
Fine wire has it’s uses across all sorts of industries. From cable television, to electricity and construction. However, fine wire materials are used in an almost every aspect of our lives, covering a breadth of industries that might be alien to us. More specifically, fine wire has been used over time to speed up the development of medical device process.
With the advancements of a digital world, it is imperative now more than ever that technology/digital elements work hand-in-hand with the medical industries. In turn, this will help improve facility performance, development of pharmaceutical production and the education of the talented doctors, nurses and surgeons throughout the globe. This is where the use of fine wire plays a pivotal role in helping us achieve this goal.
Titanium and its use on the human anatomy
From a medical perspective titanium has been used for decades to help repair the human anatomy from bangs, breaks and general wear and tear that the human body endures throughout its lifetime.
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More commonly, due to its strong properties, and ability to resist corrosion while fusing with bones, titanium is often used to fix broken boxes and help fuse bones back together doing so coherently. These properties result in fewer negative reactions; Osseointegration, for example, is the process in fusing human bone tissue with a titanium plate.
One of the main uses of metal wire in the medical industry, titanium is a staple for most repair operations.
Round wire in correlation with catheters
Another staple medical fine wire is the round wire which is often used with catheters and braided shafts.
Recent procedures to remove blood clotting and clots has resulted in the manufacturing of finite 304V round wire braided catheters that are used to be directly inserted through the clot, expand the braid and break down the vein clot, allowing red blood cells to resume freely flowing movement through the veins.
The fascinating world of copper
Copper is one of the finest wires around – used all over the world in some of the most used devices and settings on a daily basis, we rely on copper to communicate, play games, watch TV and travel.
Researchers are now looking into the properties of copper from a reduction of healthcare infections perspective, with the belief that copper wiring and allot surfaces significantly lowers the rate of healthcare acquired infections.
Furthermore, there is a belief that, if managed correctly and protected, copper wiring can be used to send signals to small devices and diagnosis tools, helping detect health problems earlier in their lifecycle and improve the human recovery rate.
Fine wire and electrocautery
Finally, electrocautery is a method of excisional surgery that uses high-loop electrodes to remove lesions, cut through tissue. The most common of surgeries that this type of procedure occurs involves eye surgery.
Not to be confused with elcotrsurgery, elecotrcautery is used to send electric current through the metal wire, heating it in the process and allowing it to congulate and/or brun a specific area of tissue for the required surgery. This treatment doesn’t base current through the tissue but is used to apply it directly to the required area for maximum results. It must be said that the metal used is resistant, using an electrode that is placed on the required area.
Moving forward, the medical world has an array of surgeries, devices and technologies that will require medical metal wiring. With this, additional advancements in the manufacturing of medical devices are going to continue to need the use of such metal wiring as; cobalt, titanium, copper, nitinol, cobalt-chronium and many more to keep improving efficiency, recovering, surgical methods and reduce healthcare acquired infections when in hospital or at your GP surgery.