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Apiary Medical, Inc. Acquires Manus Medical LLC.

Apiary Medical, Inc. today announced the strategic acquisition of Manus Medical LLC, one of the leading SDVOSB providers of procedural packs for the federal government. With complementary missions, these two SDVOSBs will join forces and be in a better position to serve its customers and the service-disabled veteran community. [Read the full press release]

Visit the Manus Medical Website for product and additional information.

Affirmative Solutions is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Apiary Medical Inc.

Both Apiary Medical and Affirmative Solutions are certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.
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We are a proud member of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) community, supporting fellow Veterans through charitable donations and philanthropic ventures.






Specialty Products and Manufacturing Partners

Our Diversity Status gives us access to a wide variety of speciality products and manufacturing partners. From alternative pain management therapies to exclusive surgical instrument lines, we offer a robust mix of products that all of our end users can appreciate.

Ankeney Retractor

Apiary’s Sonic Steel® is the superhero of instrument alloys, capable of heroic feats of strength and durability. With its unique properties, this one-of-a-kind compound allows us to make instruments that are lighter than titanium and stronger than stainless steel.

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Lowsley Retractor®

The Geistlich Derma-Gide® Advanced Wound Matrix is an acellular bilayer scaffold derived from porcine extracellular matrix (100% veterinary certified) designed specifically to support wound healing.

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Lowsley Retractor®

The MIDASVu system provides physicians with HD quality images and video of a patient’s pathology in real time. This single use, minimally-invasive system allows for easy and convenient use in the office, minor procedure room of a surgery center, or a hospital operating room.

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DeBakey Surgical Instruments

DinamicOR Back Table Solution, operating room staff are no longer frustrated with inconsistent setup protocol. As such, it will effectively reduce anxiety, increase efficiencies, and renew job satisfaction. The DinamicOR Back Table Solution consists of three elements: the Adjustable Back Table, the Durable Drape, and the DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App that can be customized to specifically fit your needs.

Learn More About General Surgical Instruments For Hospitals (open / close)

Apiary Medical is an authorized distributor of gSource instruments of precision surgical instruments for general surgeons.

Trusted Surgical Instrument Supplier to World Leaders

Many world leaders and innovators in hospital services and surgery have found in gSource a trusted and reliable partner. Apiary Medical provides gSource instruments with excellent customer service and pricing.

Verified Surgical Instrument Quality

Every gSource surgical instrument must pass detailed Quality Assurance (QA) tests before it can be sold. Instruments are tested for:

  • Material
  • Pattern Consistency
  • Workmanship
  • Critical Dimensions
  • Function

Extensive Surgical Instrument Resource

The gSource catalog contains 3,500 instruments primarily used in general surgical procedures. To view the instruments available, visit our catalog. For a quick answer on availability of instruments made by other companies, use our search feature or email/fax us a copy of the instrument or brand-name and part number.

Custom instrumentation Development

We offer development of custom or hand-to-find instruments that you currently do not see in our product brochure. If you would like an accurate quotation, send a sample, sketch, or a drawing and we will provide you with a fast answer on pricing and availability.

Competitive Pricing for Precision Hospital Surgery Instruments

We have proven that better instruments can be found at prices often 20% to 30% less than other high-priced brands. We keep our overhead costs low and our quality high so that we can pass the savings on to our customers.

The Best Guarantee In The Surgical Instrument Industry

Each surgical instrument has a lifetime quality guarantee and a one year 100% satisfaction guarantee. Use any instrument for a year, if you are not completely happy, for any reason, return it for a 100% refund. No restocking fees, no hassles.

Quality Service

We bring 15 years of experience in surgical instruments for hospitals to your customer service, so you can count on us to solve instrument problems or hand-to-find pattern requests quickly and efficiently. Your calls will be answered by knowledgeable professionals dedicated to providing the highest levels of service. Some of our customer service highlights include:

  • 98% of orders ship the same day.
  • Free shipping on all orders of $250 or more
  • All instruments are available for surgeon evaluation.

If you have any questions or problems regarding instruments, please consult with our knowledgeable staff at 800.561.6692.

Below are some questions that are frequently asked:

What are the names of surgical instruments?

Top of the line surgical instruments include but are not limited to many types of scissors and forceps, various types of clamps, needles and needle holders, electrodes, knives, various scalpel blades, multiple types of retractors and fiber optic headlights.

What are the basic surgical instruments?

There are a variety of categories of surgical instruments used in hospitals and surgical centers.

  1. Cutting instruments include scissors, surgical blades, knives and scalpels.
  2. Grasping instruments, or those instruments used to hold include tissue forceps, hemostatic forceps and tissue forceps
  3. Surgical instruments that hold are called retractors. These surgical items hold incision open or hold an organ or tissue out of the way.
  4. There are a variety of accessories used in surgery as well. These include clamps, drills, k-wires (also called Kirschner wires), sutures and much more.

Who Invented Surgical Instruments

There are many surgical instruments that have been invented across the centuries and many of them bear the name of the surgeon or inventor. One of the most important among these surgeons was Ambroise Pare (1517-1590). He was a French surgeon that invented many surgical procedures and instruments. Among his notable practices was the revival of the use of ligature. He was the surgeon to perfect an instrument for cataract removal and invented the “crow’s beak” to hold blood vessels while he was tying them off.

How Many types of surgical instruments are there?

There are a variety of surgical instruments used by general surgeons in hospitals and surgical centers.

Generally, hospital operating rooms and surgical centers need equipment and laboratory supplies that will improve the outcome of their patients. This means that they need sterile and durable medical equipment, surgical supplies and medical devices. Both the procedures and the materials and equipment that medical professionals use must be in line with hospital practices and procedures.

Some of the common surgical tools, medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in an hospital operating rooms and surgery centers include scalpel blade, scissors and shears, tongue ties, lab equipment, retractors of the Bookwalter style and Senn retractors.

General surgeons use biopsy punches, surgical equipment, medical imaging, wire cutters and instrument trays.

They use Steinman pins, sharps containers, blood pressure monitors and selfretaining retractors. They also use bone instruments, syringe pumps, spring scissors and cutting edge specialty instruments in surgery. Other equipment they need includes drill bits, surgical kits, surgical tools and surgical scissors.

Finally, they need peristaltic pumps, sterile trays, infection prevention accessories, and general surgical accessories.

What tools do orthopedic surgeons use?

Orthopedic surgeons use a variety of tools. Some of the most common tools used in orthopedic surgery include:

  • Hohmann retractors.
  • Meals Tenolysis instruments.
  • Lead and aluminum hand holders and tables.
  • Self-retaining retractor systems.
  • Screw drivers and removal systems.
  • K-Wire and pin instruments.

Other common orthopedic tools, medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in an orthopedic or spine surgery operating room include needle holders, bone holding forceps, bone chisels, locking screws and universal screwdriver sets.

Orthopedists use suture anchors, surgical spoons, angled jaws and instrument trays.

They use Steinman pins, sharps containers, blood pressure monitors and bone cement. They also use mm screws, cuttable bone plates, orthopedic drills and cortical screws in surgery. Other equipment they need includes drill guides, anatomical models, protective apparel as well as suction tubes.

Finally, they need depth gauges, sterile trays, plate holding forceps, and syringe pumps.

What are various equipment used in orthopedic operation?

The most commonly used instruments for orthopedic surgery are specialty instruments such as:

  1. Hohmann retractors. This is a surgical instrument used by orthopedic surgeons to expose bone for various orthopedic surgical procedures.
  2. Meals Tenolysis Surgical Instruments. These are instruments that reduce hand fatigue while maximizing the surgeon’s access to tendon surfaces. This is a four-piece set which features three double-ended knives for accessing, probing, and lysing tendons and a dilator for stretching the annular pulleys.
  3. Lead and aluminum hand holders and tables. Aluminum and Lead hands are hand-shaped slabs that are malleable and effective for positioning a hand properly for surgery. A hand table is a system by which the hand can be secured with various pieces of equipment to secure it as the surgeon desires.
  4. Other common orthopedic instruments used include bone holding forceps, chisels, locking screws and bone cutters.

What are orthopedic devices?

An orthopedic device is often referred to as an orthopedic implant. This is a medical device that is fabricated to replace a joint or bone. It can also be manufactured as a device used to support a damaged bone. These types of devices are created with stainless steel and titanium alloys so that they are strong. They are coated with plastic that behaves as an artificial cartilage.

What tools do podiatrists use in surgery?

Podiatrists use a variety of surgery instruments and medical supplies. Some of the most common tools used in foot and ankle surgery include:

  • Operating Scissors
  • Retractors
  • Knives
  • Forceps
  • Clamps
  • Cuticle and Tissue Nippers
  • Rongeurs
  • Nail Nippers and Splitters
  • Podiatry Elevators and Curettes
  • Chisels
  • Metatarsal Elevators
  • Osteotomes
  • Rasps

Other common podiatry tools, podiatry medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in an operating room include: needle holders, sterilizing trays, suction tubes and tissue forceps.

Podiatrists also need sharps containers, tenaculum forceps, lancing devices and laparoscopic instruments.

Other necessary podiatry instrument categories include skin hooks, nail splitter, patient positioners, medication carts and care products.

Podiatry surgeons use diagnostic equipment, medical equipment, pulse oximeters and iv poles. They also may need dressing forceps, suction pumps, towel clamps, podiatry elevators and mayo stands.

What surgical instruments do veterinarians use?

Veterinary surgeons use a variety of tools. Some of the most common tools used in veterinary surgery include:

  • Scissors
  • Retractors
  • Forceps
  • Needle Holders
  • Elevators
  • Clamps
  • Scalpels and Blades

Other common veterinary medicine tools, medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in an veterinary surgery operating room include needle holders, tissue forceps, feeding tubes, spay packs and surgical supplies.

Veterinary medicine practitioners and surgeons use sterilization trays, protective apparel, xray accessories, ear instruments and suture needles.

They use laboratory equipment, suture kits, sharps containers, blood pressure monitors and fluid warmers. They also use veterinary dental supplies, infusion pumps biopsy punches, surgical packs and thumb forceps in surgery. Other equipment they need includes Allis tissue forceps, bone holding forceps, scalpel blades, holding forceps, surgical draps

Finally, there are other veterinary supplies and equipment needed such as depth gauges, sterile trays, plate holding forceps, and syringe pumps.

What equipment do you need for a veterinary clinic?

The most commonly used veterinary supplies and equipment needed for a veterinary clinic or for surgery are specialty instruments such as microscopes, surgical clamps, suction machines, catheters, saws, pin drivers and specialty equipment and devices designed for each specific animal being treated. Vets use some of the same surgical tools that general surgeons use, as well as unique surgical equipment and tools designed for treating animals.

Who was the first veterinarian?

Claude Bourgelat founded the first veterinary school in Lyon, France in 1761. That is often considered the beginning of the profession of veterinarian. Bourgelat observed the devastation cause to the French herds by the cattle plague and directed his efforts to finding a remedy.

What tools does an ENT Surgeon use?

ENT’s use a variety of tools and surgery instruments that are used for common procedures conducted on patients. Some of the most common tools used in ear, nose and throat treatment include:

  • Chisels
  • Forceps
  • Punches
  • Dissectors
  • Picks
  • Bipolar instruments
  • Cannulas
  • Retractors

Other common ENT surgery tools, medical equipment, ENT instruments, and supplies that are used in an operating room include: osteotomes, curettes, scissors, obstetrical force rongeurs ps and instrument sets,

ENT’s also need hooks, rasps, tongue depressors, dilators, elevators, probes, tuning forks, laryngeal mirror, ear forceps and knives.

Other necessary ear, nose and throat instrument categories include cables, needles, nasal speculum, sinus instruments, needle holders, scopes, and speculums.

ENT surgeons use diagnostic equipment, dressing forceps, suction tubes, shaver systems and middle ear instruments. They also may need bipolar scissors, self retaining retractors, septum forceps, specialty ENT instruments, laryngeal instruments nasal forceps.

Which of the following is an implant that an ENT would perform?

Ear, nose and throat surgeons perform cochlear implant. A cochlear implant is a device that the ENT implants surgically into the inner ear. It stimulates the nerves in the ear for hearing. Along with the implant, the person wears an external speech processor and microphone.

What tools does an OB GYN use?

OB-GYN’s use a variety of tools and surgery instruments that are used for common procedures conducted on patients. Some of the most common tools used in gynecology and obstetrics include

  • Laminaria Stick
  • Colposcope
  • Sponge Forceps

Other common OB/GYN tools, medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in an operating room include: needle holders, tenaculum forceps, suction tubes, obstetrical forceps and instrument sets,

OB’s also need tissue forceps, test strips, dilator sets, sims uterine, drainage bags and biopsy forceps.

Other necessary gynecological instrument categories include loop electrodes, Schroeder tenaculum, uterine curettes, hysterectomy forceps and diagnostic equipment.

OB-GYN surgeons use IUD extractors, vaginal spatulas, suction pumps and vaginal retractors. They also may need obgyn instruments, vaginal specula, needle extenders, cervical dilators and endocervical specula.

Which of the following is a gynecological instrument?

Gynecology instruments include a variety of instruments, depending on the procedure being performed. If a cesarean or uterine birth is being performed, a hysterectomy or other OB-GYN surgery, then forceps and clamps will be necessary. Cervical dilators are used to stretch the cervical wall and to dilate the surrounding muscles. The common pap smear procedure uses a vaginal speculum.