Medical gloves is one of the “must have” for medical personnel. Main function of the gloves – protection of the patients and health workers from cross contamination. Due to spread of the infectious diseases consumption of medical gloves has increased worldwide. There are no “universal” gloves, as in different areas of medicine specific types of gloves are required. Gloves might vary in sizes, surface structure, length of the cuff, thickness, presence or absence of the powder, formulation.
Two types of medical gloves: surgical and examination (diagnostic) gloves are used most of all. Special types of gloves such as: gynecological (with longer cuff), surgical gloves for microsurgery procedures, orthopedic gloves, cut- and prick resistant gloves are also applied.