Surgical gloves provide comfort and tactile sensitivity while providing barrier protection to surgeons and nurses during operating procedures. Choosing the right surgical glove can be an ordeal looking at the plethora of options available. There is no glove that is right for everyone. Medical surgical gloves are made from a range of materials which include latex, polyisoprene, and neoprene which vary in fit, feel, and protection. When considering which surgical glove to use, the protection level and exact fit will be one of the most important attributes to look at as well as which surgical procedure the gloves will be used for. For instance, specialty surgical gloves are available for microsurgery and orthopaedic surgeries.

Latex is the popular choice for superior tactile sensitivity along with the comfort and fit latex surgical gloves provide.

Latex Surgical Gloves

Polyisoprene provides the performance characteristic of a latex glove without the risk of natural rubber latex sensitivity.

Polyisoprene Surgical Gloves

Neoprene is cost effective latex-free surgical glove alternative to polyisoprene as it is safe for latex-sensitive individuals.

Neorprene Surgical Gloves

January 13, 2012

Innovative Surgical Gloves May Protect Against Punctures

The dangers of being infected with harmful viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C are very real to health workers. Even though surgical gloves provide excellent barrier protection against blood borne pathogens, surgical gloves cannot prevent percutaneous injuries such as wounds from punctured needles. In a percutaneous case study conducted by Denise Cardo, M.D...