Sterile Surgical Gloves
Sensitive, Precise, SterileThere are two primary types of medical gloves: surgical and examination. Surgical gloves typically have more sensitivity and precise sizing and are made to a higher grade. Surgical gloves are generally sterile, whereas typical exam grade gloves are available as either non-sterile or sterile. Sterile surgical and sterile medical gloves are a bit more expensive than non-sterile.
The FDA Standard Assurance Level
Sterile surgical gloves are confirmed sterile if they are sterilized according to the Federal Drug Administration approved procedures. The FDA has a Standard Assurance Level (SAL) that all sterilization techniques must meet or exceed. For this standard to be met, there must be a one-in-one-million probability that the glove is non-sterile. The accepted sterilization processes can sterilize gloves even if resistant microorganisms were there before sterilization.
A Commitment to High Quality Sterile Surgical Gloves
My Glove Depot offers an exceptional line of sterile surgical gloves by Medline, a leader in the development and delivery of high quality surgical gloves. Also offering all types of exam gloves including nitrile, vinyl, latex, powder-free, chemo-tested, medical grade, industrial grade and more, Medline is a leader in the disposable glove market.
Medline also has a wide array of other surgical gloves, including: latex powder-free; powder-free not made with natural rubber latex; and surgical gloves not made with accelerators. Best-selling Medline sterile surgical gloves include Sensicare, Aloe, Triumph Micro, Triumph Ortho, Triumph Surgical Green Latex and Neolon 2G Neoprene. Medline is committed to providing the exact glove size and fit - every time.
Higher Standards For Sterile Surgical Gloves
Sterile surgical gloves sold by My Glove Depot are mostly used for surgical activities. Due to the sterilization process, higher minimums for Acceptance Quality Limits (AQL), and firm packaging standards, sterile surgical gloves tend to be more expensive than non-sterile gloves. Designed for neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, plastic surgery, and ophthalmology procedures, some manufacturers offer gloves that can be used for either double-gloving or as an overglove when used for double-gloving purposes. Some are even thinner than standard gloves to enhance the surgeon’s tactile sensitivity.