Local Manufacturers

We manufacture a range of surgical devices to order, including Fitzpatrick Tongue Depressors, Dental Wires and more.

Emergency Surgical Repairs

Fast turn-around times are available when you need an important instrument back in theatre fast.


Sharpening all types of surgical scissors, osteotomes, curettes, cutters, bone nibblers, biopsy forceps, rongeurs and more

Specialist Refurbishment

We refurbish and and recondition a wide variety of surgical instruments onsite, such as needle holders, forceps and retractors

Servicing Major
SA Health Centres

Our customers include some of South Australia's largest hospitals, smaller specialist centres and regional day surgeries

We have over 33 years experience in the repair, reconditioning and sharpening of surgical instruments, including manufacture. With a reputation for personal service and high quality workmanship, our clients trust that their tools will be returned to their satisfaction every time.

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Surtecs Products & Services

Fitzpatrick Tongue Depressors

Fitzpatrick contoured tongue guards/retractors are manufactured to order in our Glynde workshop. Available are types 1, 2, 3 and 4 for oral and dental surgeries.
Manufactured from surgical-grade non-magnetic stainless steel, bead-blasted to a matte finish.

Needle Holder Reconditioning

We recondition all types of needle holders, replacing carbide inserts, tightening pivots and resetting the ratchet mechanism.

Sharpening Services

We can sharpen most instruments with a cutting edge - surgical scissors, skin hooks, osteotomes, micro eye instruments, biopsy forceps, curettes, rongeurs, clippers and more. Please call if you have an item not listed.

Repairs and Modifications

Arthroscopic Instruments

Precision is key in this field - microscopic adjustments can improve the function of these devices dramatically. We have the expertise to repair damaged or misaligned arthroscopic tools and return them to service.

Nylon Coating

We can renew or perform nylon coating on instruments such as:

  • Diathermy/Bipolar forceps
  • Speculums, Sheaths, Nottle Hooks, and Cardiac Paddles
  • Needle Holders
  • Please enquire about any other instrument not listed here.

Locally Manufactured Surgical Instruments

We are local manufacturers of:

  • Tongue Depressors (Fitzpatrick sizes 1 - 4)
  • Cheek Retractors
  • Dental Wires - double or single loop
  • Nylon Coating

We also welcome enquiries for any items not listed.