Meet the most reliable speculum
Our speculum was tested at the NHS Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) in Wales and was confirmed to be the first unbreakable speculum whilst strong enough to fulfil it’s function easily. The Orchid Spec is the first unbreakable, single-handed and patient-friendly speculum.
ORCHID SPEC ADVANTAGES
Orchid Spec – the standard speculum
Our standard speculum is available in 4 patient friendly sizes and in both white and clear plastic.
All rounded edges have a smooth soft feel thanks to an extra large outer radius of 1.5mm. Tissue flows freely without risk of trauma or irritation.
The outward folded outer edge keeps the opening free from tissue and allows greater freedom for instrument manipulation resulting in improved visibility of the cavity and Cervix.
The gap is designed to avoid the risk of pinching protruding tissue during closing. Pinching is normally a frequent cause of patient discomfort.
CLEAN WHITE OR CHRYSTAL CLEAR
Most doctors prefer a white speculum.
The doctor’s choice
Research by leading women’s health specialists has demonstrated that white provides specific advantages.
– White surface design vastly improves visibility of Cervix thanks to light reflection. Clear looses the light.
– Reduced misdiagnosis. Diagnosing through a ‘clear’ Speculum may provide a limited and distorted view due to local tissue depression and discolouration.
– Patients perceive white as higher quality, hygienic and friendly.
A clear choice
Orchid Spec’s clear vaginal speculum provides a visible advantage in such instances when the aim is accessing larger conditions or bleeding or inspecting sutures. Our white speculum is used by 95% of our customers. Some also have our clear speculum on hand for specific instances.
ADVANTAGES SMOKE EXTRACTION SPECULUM
Orchid SX – surgical smoke extraction
Our SX speculum range provides vastly improved surgical precision and visibility due to a flat smoke channel which is made flush with the top of the speculum. No more tubes or pipes intruding into view and limiting manoeuvrability.
Vastly improved surgical precision and visibility due to a flat smoke channel which is made flush with the top of the speculum.
The outwardly curved edges provide extended range to manipulate instruments sideways, thereby retaining an open view and greater access.
ADVANTAGES OPEN SIDED
Orchid Open – our special edition
Open on one side, the Orchid Open’s generous spacious access allows for instruments or catheters to be easily inserted.
A gradual increase of vertical dialation of the introitus improves overall access during procedures, through an innovative hinge design.
What Doctors are saying
A gynaecology consultant on BBC News shows our Crystal Clear Orchid Spec in an interview where she uses it to show our patient friendly speculum design as used during the cervical screening process. With our patient friendly speculum design the worry should no longer be a reason for women to avoid the smear test.
As seen on BBC News Health: "We use these."
"This is a patient friendly speculum and never feels cold."
The eco-friendly alternative
Bridea’s standard speculum is already significantly less environmentally impacting than competing disposable brands. Now Bridea has developed a new and unique BioBased Speculum range. All the benefits of our Orchid Speculum with the added benefit or further reduced environmental impact.
Up to 7 times greener!
“Bridea Medical is a Dutch company specialising in designing specula and periferal instruments for Gynaecology. Production in the Netherlands allows for state of the art manufacturing and environmentally friendly resource management. Bridea was awarded the Reddot Design Award winner 2013 & 2016.
In close collaboration with Dutch hospitals, Bridea has re-imagined the humble speculum, giving women and doctors a patient-friendly and user-friendly alternative. Driven by a desire for continuous improvement and the belief that the patient should come first, Bridea Medical has created the Orchid Speculum – a modern and natural-feeling alternative.”
Meet the designer
Orchid Spec is the speculum re-imagined with passion for detail and quality. We believed it was time to completely abandon the status quo and designed this product optimising it with the Gynaecologist, the patient, the Hospital and an environmentally responsible product life-cycle in mind.