Why titanium for surgical instruments ?

45% lighter than stainless steel
  • Makes the surgeon's work more comfortable, mainly in case of surgeries
  • Requesting a high degree of precision
  • Lasting long
  • Reduces the trauma mainly in
  • Paediatric and premature surgery
  • Vascular surgery
Twice as flexible compared to stainless steel
  • Gives the surgeon a more delicate, more precise and sensitive feel
  • Better control on pressure : titanium clamp is less traumatic
  • More comfort for the surgeon
  • Increases the instrument's life
  • Titanium has a better "memory" than stainless steel
  • Intruments come back to their original shape longer
  • Despite his flexibility, titanium is stronger and more durable than stainless steel
High resistance to corrosion
  • The instruments last more 
  • Rust is one of the first factor leading to breakage of stainless steel instruments
  • The titanium instruments may be sterilized with, and as stainless steel instruments 
Non magnetic
  • Main interest in use of needle holder 
  • The needle does not stick
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Very low artefact