Cervical dilators are smooth and flexible, light in weight and can be easily inserted and removed for their intended applications. They are made of medical-grade Teflon and are latex-free.
The OS Locator
One molded band above the tactile handle and opposite the distal end of the device identifies the reusable OS locator. The OS locator may be used to find and gently dilate the external OS. The OS locator offers gradual dilation, tip flexibility, and a smooth surface. The OS locator is tapered 23 mm to an intermediate diameter of 3.8 mm.
The Canal Dilator
Two molded bands above the tactile handle identify the canal dilator from the OS locator and the fundus sound. Its longer tapered tip is 45 mm and extends to an intermediate diameter of 3.8 mm. The canal dilator may be used to slowly dilate the length of the cervical canal.
The Fundus Sound
Three molded bands opposite the distal tip identify the fundus sound from the others as described above. The tapered length from the distal tip is 85 mm. The smooth and flexible fundus sound is designed to pass through the entire length of the cervix, dilate the internal OS and sound the fundus to determine uterine depth.
Cervical dilators are useful in locating and dilating the external OS, cervical canal and internal OS of the uterus. Cervical dilators may be used on post-menopausal patients with cervical stenosis.
Cervical dilators should not be used under the following conditions:
• Acute genital track or pelvic infections.
• A pregnancy or the suspicion of a pregnancy.
• Any invasive cancer that is visible upon examination.
• Any non-compliant patient.