Micro-6 TM Ureteroscope MR-6

Made:
1980-1989
Micro-6 TM Ureteroscope MR-6  formed 3 mm scope including light

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Micro-6 TM Ureteroscope MR-6 formed 3 mm scope including light
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Micro-6 TM Ureteroscope MR-6 3 mm scope including light source channel, irrigating channel and operating channel, complete with light source cable in carrycase by Circon ACMI, United States, 1980s

A ureteroscope is inserted into the urethra, which carries urine outside the body, and into the bladder and then intro the ureter. This helps the urologist perfoming the procedure to detect any kidney stones. Sometimes instruments can be passed down the scope to treat any problems.

This instrument was owned by Mr John Wickham (1927-2017), who specialised in urology and was one of his favourties. He was one of the first cohort in the United Kingdom to carry out and champion keyhole surgery for its patient and surgeon benefits. He coined the phrase minimally invasive surgery and set up the Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy in 1989. Since 2000, SMIT is the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology and continues to bring together surgeons, medics, engineers and medical device developers. John was also among the first to used robotic assisted surgery in his work and introduced shock wave therapy for kidney stones to the United Kingdom.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
2016-438
Materials:
plastic, metal and fibre optics
Measurements:
overall: 181 mm x 762 mm x 104 mm,
type:
ureteroscope
credit:
Wickham, John

Parts

Card for Micro-6 TM Ureteroscope MR-6

Card for Micro-6 TM Ureteroscope MR-6

Materials:
cardboard
Object Number:
2016-438/5
type: