We only believe in using the right steels for the correct surgical applications and our instruments are manufactured to British standard guidelines BS 5194 Part 1 1991/ISO 7153-1 (Surgical instruments. Specification for stainless steel) and will not substitute for poorer quality steels, where the instrument requires British standards specification only. This also ensures that our instruments wash and reprocess, as they should. In-house, nitric acid passivation on all instruments ensures that all impurities in the steel are detected prior to the instruments being despatched. As important as instrument quality, is your service, which we also approach in the same manner.
Surgical Holdings have ISO 9001 & ISO 13485:2003 quality systems in place. Our quality system has been assessed and was found to be in accordance with the requirements of the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC Annex II, this means that we are able to CE mark stainless steel orthopaedic implants such Kirschner and Arthrodesis wires, pins, staples, compression plates, compression screws and of course instrumentation.