What is Scalpel
A scalpel is a small and extremely sharp bladed instruments. surgeons use it in surgery, anatomical dissection, podiatry and various art and crafts. Scalpels are single use disposable or reusable. Reusable scalpels can have permanently attached blades. These blades has sharpened edges or more commonly removable blades. Disposable Scalpels usually have a plastic handle. Which surgeons use once with extensible blade. they dicard the entire instruments. they pack scalpel blades in pouches but they also offered non-sterile. Double-edged scalpels are referred to as “Lancets”. Scalpels are usually made up of hardened and tempered steel, stainless steel or high carbon steel. It also adds titanium, ceramic, diamond and even obsidian knives are not common.
History of Scalpel
Scalpel is a Latin word. Obsidian scalpels are older than 2100 BC. Which are found in a Bronze Age settlement in Turkey. There are skulls because of which we can guess surgery. There Are some signs of brain surgery. Ancient Egyptians made incisions for operation with scalpels of sharpened obsidian. This material is still in use. There is a lot of information in first medical writings of ancient Greeks. Which is identical to today`s tools. Ancient romans used more than 150 different surgical instruments. And it includes Scalpel.
Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass. It can produce cutting edges. And these edges are many times better than best steel Scalpels. Some surgeons still believe in Scalpels. It is you considered that the household razor blades are 300 to 600 angstroms. The Obsidian can still cut it with the sharpest materials nanotechnology can produce. It`s biggest advantage is it`s sharpest edge. It will cause a very little trauma to tissue. This heals faster. And also heals with less scarring.
Difference Between Obsidian Scalpel and Steel Scalpel
Obsidian is sharper than steel scalpel. According to Devin Linn , an obsidian blade is 3 nanometer thick. It is capable of cutting between your cells. It allows much more painless surgery. But a stainless steel scalpel is 4mm thick. So this means it doesn`t cut between the cells. Steel scalpel tears through the cells. So Steel scalpel leaves scars. And scars are temporary. But there is no such case is reported of obsidian blades. It doesn’t leave scars in the skin. Applications of Obsidian Scalpel other than Surgeries
Applications of Obsidian Scalpel other than Surgeries
Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass. It is a finer blade than conventional steel. Obsidian Scalpel is ideal for the sharpened operations. It is a good substitute for an expensive diamond knife. It is also used as kitchen knife, arrowheads, spear points and scrapers. Obsidian is also used make weapons and tools. It is also used as raw material for producing amost any sharp object. Obsidian is one of the first targets of organized “minning”.
Disadvantages of Obsidian Scalpel
As everything has advantages that also has disadvantages. While Obsidian scalpel is sharper and have better results. It is also brittle in property. And very expensive than steel scalpels. So mostly steel scalpel is used instead of Obsidian Scalpel.