Disposable Irrigation Tubing

Disposable Irrigation Tubing

Disposable irrigation tubing is an essential component in various medical and surgical procedures. It is used to deliver sterile irrigation fluids to surgical sites or to provide continuous irrigation during procedures. These single-use tubing systems ensure sterility, reduce the risk of cross-contamination, and offer convenience for healthcare professionals.

Available as

Type G 8mm, 3000mm (1st Image)
Type P 8mm, 3000mm (2nd Image)

Components and Design

  1. Tubing: Flexible, sterile tubing designed to transport irrigation fluids from the reservoir to the surgical site or instrument.
  2. Connectors: Secure connections at both ends to attach to irrigation fluid sources, handpieces, and other devices.
  3. Drip Chamber: Often included to control the flow rate of the irrigation fluid.
  4. Clamp/Flow Regulator: Allows adjustment of the flow rate and can stop the flow when needed.
  5. Luer Locks or Quick Connectors: Ensures secure attachment to various medical devices and instruments.


  • Surgical Irrigation: Keeping the surgical site clear of blood and debris to maintain visibility and cleanliness.
  • Endoscopic Procedures: Providing continuous irrigation during procedures like cystoscopy, hysteroscopy, and arthroscopy.
  • Wound Care: Irrigating wounds to remove debris and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Urological Procedures: Flushing the bladder or urethra during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.


  1. Sterility: Single-use design ensures each tubing set is sterile, minimizing the risk of infection.
  2. Convenience: Ready-to-use systems eliminate the need for cleaning and sterilization, saving time and resources.
  3. Safety: Reduces the risk of cross-contamination between patients.
  4. Efficiency: Provides consistent performance and ease of operation.
  5. Cost-Effective: Decreases costs associated with reprocessing and potential instrument damage.


  1. Preparation: The surgical or procedural area is prepared, and the patient is positioned appropriately. The irrigation tubing is set up by connecting one end to the irrigation fluid reservoir and the other end to the surgical instrument or handpiece.
  2. Priming: The tubing is primed by allowing the irrigation fluid to flow through and expel any air bubbles.
  3. Operation: The healthcare professional controls the flow of irrigation fluid using the clamp or flow regulator, delivering the fluid as needed during the procedure.
  4. Completion: After the procedure, the irrigation tubing is disconnected from the devices and fluid reservoir.
  5. Disposal: The used tubing is disposed of according to hospital protocols for biohazardous waste.

Examples of Procedures Using Disposable Irrigation Tubing

  • Arthroscopic Surgery: Continuous irrigation is used to maintain a clear view of the joint during the procedure.
  • Urological Surgery: Irrigation is essential in procedures like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) to clear blood and debris.
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Irrigation helps to clear the surgical site of blood and mucus.
  • Wound Irrigation: Used to cleanse wounds, especially in emergency settings or wound care clinics.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery: Maintains a clear field of view by irrigating and aspirating fluids and debris.

Clinical Considerations

  1. Compatibility: Ensuring the irrigation tubing is compatible with existing surgical instruments and devices.
  2. Flow Control: Adjusting the flow rate for optimal performance based on the specific procedure.
  3. Sterility: Maintaining sterility before use and following proper disposal protocols post-procedure.
  4. Priming: Ensuring the tubing is properly primed to avoid introducing air into the surgical field.
  5. Patient Safety: Monitoring the amount of irrigation fluid used and ensuring patient comfort and safety throughout the procedure.

Maintenance and Care

Since these systems are disposable, they do not require maintenance and care beyond ensuring proper storage before use and adherence to disposal protocols after use. This further enhances their convenience and reduces the workload on healthcare staff.

Disposal Protocols

  • Biohazard Waste: Dispose of used tubing in biohazard waste containers to prevent contamination and adhere to safety protocols.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Follow hospital and local regulations for the disposal of medical waste.


Disposable irrigation tubing is a vital component in a wide range of medical and surgical procedures, offering significant benefits in terms of sterility, convenience, safety, and efficiency. By ensuring a clear surgical field and effective fluid management, these systems contribute to improved patient outcomes and streamlined procedural workflows.