The nasal speculum is an instrument specifically designed to assist in the opening of the nostrils. The nasal speculum is most commonly used during throat, nose, and ear surgeries. Here is a patient under general anesthesia; the surgery is a paranasal sinus restoration because of chronic paranasal sinusitis resulting from a poor root canal treatment.
The nostril is opened out using the nasal speculum, and the small sinus access is widened with special instruments. Through the opening created, the sinuses can be flushed and inflammatory material can be removed. The nasal speculum allows the surgeon to have a good view of the surgical field.
It is important that these instruments, like all other surgical instruments, are used only after being sterilized. Here is a surgical container; the surgical instruments are neatly placed next to one another, which is an ideal storage for the sterilization process. Prior to surgery, the container is opened and the surgical instruments are removed by the doctor after he/she wears sterile gloves.
This way, the sterility chain remains intact. Persistent wound and bone infections are possible consequences of unhygienic practices.Nasal Speculum