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bandage scissorsScissors used to remove bandages and other objects taped or adherent to the skin surface, which is characterised by having a flat plate perpendicular and outside of one or both cutting blades.
bandage scissorsWound care Scissors used to remove bandages and other objects taped or adherent to the skin surface, which is characterized by having a flat plate perpendicular and outside of one or both cutting blades. See Scissors.
cutting instruments consisting of two blades pivoted centrally. The blades are closed and material cut by closing the handles. In cutting tissue the preferred technique is to hold the blades in a firmly half-closed position and to push the instrument along the grain of the tissues.
designed for cutting tight bandages on patients without cutting the patient. Have one blade with a knob at the point for slipping under the bandage. Varieties are Knowles and Lister.
see standard surgical scissors (below).
small, 3-4 inches long with sharp points, for ophthalmic surgery.
standard surgical scissors
have one narrow sharp-pointed and one wide, blunt-pointed blade. Called also blunt-sharp scissors.
stitch scissors, suture scissors
for stitch removal; have a hook-shaped point on one blade to hook under the stitch before cutting it with the opposing blade.
small, 4 inches long, very narrow blades, with large finger rings, for ophthalmic surgery. Called also Stevens scissors.
very long, up to 14 inches, scissors for reaching deeply located tissues. See nelson scissors.
9 inches long with long handles and short jaws. See mayo scissors.
wire suture scissors
short, strong construction with very short, sharp-pointed, angled blades.