Articulating instruments that include metal tubing offer more bend, flex and reach – and thus more freedom for surgeons who require minimally invasive tools for minimally invasive procedures.
The ability to grasp different angles, degrees and rotations is not typically easy with straight, rigid medical instruments. Articulating instruments, especially as it relates to their tubing parts, can offer better access to difficult-to-reach areas for tip and positioning control. They also provide surgeons with more natural dexterity when operating through small incisions and offer support when their shoulders, arms and hands grow fatigued.
Adding functionality to instruments with tubing means that greater attention to detail is necessary during design planning, especially before development, to avoid challenges and pitfalls.