Studying Surgeons’ Hands And Manufacturing Handpieces
If he had time, the US Surgeon General would be more than happy to name all medical practitioners and specialists who have surgery work as part of their daily repertoire. Brain and heart surgery are perhaps two of the most critical of these specializations. But the surgical transplantation of kidneys will be no less critical. And then there is the perception that surgical work in other areas would be a lot less demanding. Nothing could be further from the truth. The work of the dentist, by way of one example, needs to remain precise.
Dentists and all other surgeons have one or two things in common. While a lot of their work has been greatly enhanced by digital technologies, laser tech and even 3 D printing, the requirement is still always there to have the use of handpiece parts and products. The requirement is still there to carry out a number of surgical procedures by hand. Ask any medical specialist and they will all tell you that the practical training required on how to handle these instruments forms a very important part of their education at medicine school.
If you were able to, watching a surgeon at work is like watching the conductor presiding over his symphony orchestra. The work that the surgeons do will undoubtedly be quite technical and scientific but you could admit that there appears to be a lot of artistry in the calm manner in which the surgeon utilizes his hand-held instruments. Nerves of steel may be required because in such environments there can be absolutely no margin for error. One slip of the finger could be life-threatening, even in the dentist’s rooms.
And of course, the instruments in use need to be in peak condition too.