Overview: Integra Miltex GYN Disposables

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What are the uses of Integra Miltex GYN Disposables?

Integra Miltex GYN Disposables are a line of disposable gynecological tools used primarily in sampling and biopsies. The Integra Miltex website cites potential uses for the tools to include “meeting the Clinician’s needs for evaluating both pre- and post-menopausal female patients with conditions of abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, potential endometrial cancer, hormonally induced changes to the uterine lining, or to follow-up on the presence of endometrial cells on Pap smears” (https://www.miltex.com/).

What are the types and functions of Integra Miltex GYN Disposables available?

  • OS Locator: Used to locate and dilate the external or internal ostium of the uterus, or cervical canal before a doctor performs a biopsy or sampling.
  • Canal Dilator: Used to locate and dilate the external or internal ostium of the uterus, or cervical canal before a doctor performs a biopsy or sampling.
  • Fundus Sound: Used to locate and dilate the external or internal ostium of the uterus, or cervical canal before a doctor performs a biopsy or sampling.
  • Uterine Sound: Used to measure the depth of the uterus.
  • Endometrial Sampling Set (includes a 10-mL twist and lock syringe and disposable curette): Used to remove a sample from the uterine lining or uterus via either scraping or suction. This sample may be biopsied, tested for cancer or other diseases, or checked for menstrual irregularities.
  • Endometrial Biopsy Cannula: Used to remove a sample from the uterine lining or uterus via either scraping or suction. This sample may be biopsied, tested for cancer or other diseases, or checked for menstrual irregularities.

What are the advantages of using Integra Miltex GYN Disposables?

  • Made of plastic: Historically, medical tools have been made of stainless steel. Plastic tools allow the devices to be softer for the patient and more flexible which allows the doctor more maneuverability without causing additional pain to the patient. Miltex also found that the use of plastic tools and devices may actually minimize cramping or pain that the patient experiences.
  • Single use: Integra Miltex GYN Disposables are individually packaged and created for a single use. The Disposables have already been sterilized via Ethylene Oxide Sterilization (ETO Sterilization) prior to being sealed in their packaging. Since the Disposables are single use, they may be disposed of immediately after use and there is no need to re-sterilize.
  • Cost-effective: The sterilization process has been completed before buying the product, thus reducing cost to the doctors and establishments of re-sterilization.
  • Soft and hard plastic options: The Disposables come in both soft and hard options to help doctors obtain the flexibility or rigidity they prefer.

What are the disadvantages of using Integra Miltex GYN Disposables?

  • Disposal: After use, the tools will have biomedical waste affixed to them and as such must be disposed of in a specialized container. This type of additional waste creation may present an added cost to doctors or the establishment. Disposal of biomedical waste has also been shown to have a negative impact on the environment.
  • Re-Use: Although the product is not intended for multiple uses, a possibility exists that some doctors or establishments will choose to reuse them due to budgeting concerns, etc. When reused, there is a chance that the devices may degrade, alter, or become unsafe for use and thus pose a serious risk to patients.
 
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