This is my first post on here. Yay! I am wondering if anyone has found a reliable source for surgical instruments and/or devices used in procedures. I have used GoogleMT as well as Google, and with so much to choose from it is hard to distinguish what is a reliable one.
For example, I am currently working on an operative note dictation in the skeletal portion of the course that mentions the “Smith and nephew cemented synergy, size 11, high-off stem.” The website shows “Smith + Nephew” and has Synergy in all caps but I have also seen it as “&” instead of “and.” So now I am thinking to myself “Okay…which one do I use….?”
For the Smith & Nephew Synergy, I would use the ampersand or plus symbol or the word “and” (all are accepted, but the + and & are what the company’s website use) and just initial capitals on Synergy. Many brand names that are all caps can be transcribed with just an initial capital.