I would not want to work without it


"Once you start working wearing Flyte, you don't want anything else in terms of protection."


Once you start working wearing Flyte, you don't want anything else in terms of protection. The main purpose for wearing the Flyte suits and the most important aspect for me personally is to help prevent infection. 

As a surgeon I am responsible for the safety of the patient on the operating table and medical staff working at the operating room. My first priority is to ensure that nothing ends up in the wound of the patient during the operation. All sorts of microorganisms are spread in an operation room and every hospitalization or treatment increases the risk to get an infection for the patient.
By taking several measures, including wearing the Flyte suits, we at CortoClinics try to prevent the spread of microorganisms and minimize the risk of infection.


Protecting the surgeon and staff working in the operating room is important and should not be underestimated. During an operation the medical staff is fully focused on the patient and generally not very concerned with their own safety. Even whilst all sort of blood-, fat splashes and bone splinters come off the patient and could lead to infections at the medical staff

Over the years, studies1 have been published that show that surgeons and scrub nurses are get splashed with a big number of blood-, fat and bone splinters during hip and knee arthroplasty. This entails certain risks, especially when you consider the number of hours they spend in the operating room during their careers. 
At CortoClinics we for instance use MAKO (robotics assisted surgery) during our hip and knee arthroplasty and as a result we work a lot higher with our hands during these procedures. Blood-, fat splatters and bone splinters may end up at face level. The Flyte suits provide us with the right protection and splashes cannot end up in the face in any way. 

If I look back on how we used to work elsewhere, with the mouth / nose mask and safety glasses, the current protection with the Flyte suits is much better. 
Once you start working wearing the Flyte suits, you don’t want anything else in terms of protection. When I am operating, I am calmer and I have to pay less attention to whether I touch anything.
After all, I am well protected. The Flyte suits contribute to the safety for both patient and medical staff the operating room.

Dr. Nanne Kort is a Chief Medical Officer and Orthopaedic Surgeon at CortoClinics, Schijndel (NL).


All opinions expressed in this blog are solely and exclusively from Dr. Kort and do not represent Stryker's.


When I am operating, I am calmer and I have to pay less attention to whether I touch anything. 


- Dr. Kort - 


1. Singh, B.I. (2006). Risk of conjunctival contamination in total joint arthroplasty. Journal of Hospital Infection, 63, 275-280.


1) The Flyte PPE products are not cleared as respiratory protective products. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control guidance for respiratory protection directs the use of an FFP3 respirator mask for medical staff performing Aerosol Generating Procedures.

2) Dr. Kort is a paid consultant of Stryker. The opinions expressed herein are the opinions of Dr. Revenga and not necessarily those of Stryker. Individual experiences may vary.

3) This information is intended solely for the use of healthcare professionals.

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