Inspecting Surgical Instruments
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Cleaning Surgical Instrument — Hemostat and Forceps Rust and Stain Removal

Rust vs. Stains


The difference between rust and stains on your surgical instruments is stains can be removed, whereas rust will leave permanent damage. It is hard to differentiate between the two, so in order to determine if the a brown/orange discoloration is a stain or rust, use the eraser test.


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Trouble Shooting Stain Guide


Below is a list of the different potential discoloration variations on your surgical instruments.


Stain Removal


To properly remove localized staining, dip a moistened cleaning brush in Spectra-Scrub® and brush the stain away. Use tap water or distilled water to rinse, then dry with a towel.

Learn how to properly inspect and remove stains from your surgical needle holders.

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