Inspecting Surgical Instruments
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Surgical Instrument Sharpening Services

Discovering in the operating room that your instruments or scissors do not cut would be frustrating for anyone. Precision sharpness is an absolute prerequisite for any surgical procedure. The best strategy is a proactive approach with an established routine inspection and regular surgical instrument sharpening maintenance. Cutting devices should be sharpened every 6-8 months.  Those instruments which require sharpening most often include:

How to Send Surgical Instruments for Sharpening?

Please follow the shipping instructions below:

  1. Package instruments securely to prevent any shipping damages
  2. Include all contact information inside the package
  3. Ship to the following address:

IMS
Attention: Repair Facility
3316 Second Avenue North
Stow, OH 44224-1725

Once we recieve your package, a IMS representative will contact you to confirm your surgical instrument sharpening requests.

For more surgical instrument information, please call a customer care representative at (800)783-9251 or contact us via email.