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Scissors

Scissors

In general, scissors are cutting instruments that have two blades joined together in the middle so that the sharp edges slide against each other. We offer a large variety of scissors, from standard ring scissors to the spring scissors. Here are some options to consider when you are selecting a fine pair of surgical scissors.


Cutting edge lengths are measured as the operational length of the cutting edge, the operational blade length. The cutting edge length on standard scissors is a little subjective, depending on the hand size of the operator. Open the scissors to a normal, natural position, and measure the distance from the tip to where the two blades cross. This is the maximum the jaws will open without unnatural manipulation.

The blade length is a little longer and is measured from the hinge to the tip of the blade. The blade length corresponds with the depth of the incision you wish to make. The smaller sized blades are used at the surface for small incisions, and the longer blades go deeper into cavities. 

The hinge is the point where the two blades connect. It may have a tension screw, which can be adjusted, or it may be riveted together.

The shank is the body of the scissors between the ring handles and the hinge. For comfortable cutting, the longer your fingers, the longer the shank you should consider. If you have shorter fingers, you need scissors with shorter shanks. The longer shank to blade ratio allows for greater haptic feedback, which allows the operator to "feel" what's going on at the business end of the scissors.

The ring handles offer a firm grip for control. For ambidextrous use, consider choosing spring scissors instead.

Standard Scissor Tips

You have options for standard scissor tips. Both blades may be blunt, both may be sharp, or you can have one of each. The blades may be curved or straight. Curved blades provide a better visual of the working area and straight blades can be used for any type of incision.

Options

Our black handled surgical scissors designate our SuperCut scissors. These scissors have one razor sharp blade and one micro-serrate blade. The sharp edge gives a clean cut with minimal tissue damage, and the serrated edge actually holds the tissue to prevent it from slipping while you make an incision.

Scissors with tungsten carbide inserts have golden handles. Tungsten carbide instruments are more durable, hold an edge longer and last longer than stainless steel instruments.

Scissors designed with a heavier construction (like Metzenbaum, Mayo and SuperCut scissors) are useful for cutting fur, thicker tissure or vessels, and for blunt dissection. Scissors with fine, thin blades are used for delicate cutting.


Black Coating

Black Coating

Coating surgical instruments with a black ceramic adds a thin layer to the metal ins...

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Diamond Coated Scissors

Diamond Coated Scissors

Diamond like carbon coated blades increase the longevity of the cutting edge and imp...

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German Scissors

German Scissors

German surgical instruments are known for their quality. These are constructed of th...

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Ring Scissors Stainless Steel

Ring Scissors Stainless Steel

Our standard scissors all have ring handles. They come in a variety of sizes and sha...

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Spring Scissors

Spring Scissors

Spring scissors are uniquely designed for ambidextrous use. The action on these surg...

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Titanium Scissors

Titanium Scissors

100% anti-magnetic, corrosion-resistant, lightweight and strong, titanium alloy is i...

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Vannas Scissors, Titanium

Vannas Scissors, Titanium

100% anti-magnetic, corrosion-resistant, lightweight and strong, titanium alloy is i...

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Vitrectomy Scissors

Vitrectomy Scissors

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