An insertion instrument is used to remove an implant from its sterile packaging and insert it into its appropriate position without being touched. Here is an implant with an insertion instrument and insertion rod.
The open yellow implant package, which is a small screw-top glass bottle in this case, can be seen in the background. The insertion rod can be seen above, to which the sterile insertion instrument is attached for removing the implant from its package without being touched.
During placement, the implant should not come in contact with any structures; otherwise, it could become unsterile. This could lead to implant inflammation, and subsequently, implant loss. The insertion rod is removed after the implant has been placed.Insertion Instrument