Vascular Scissors

Vascular Scissors

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Surgical scissors are specialized surgical tools used during an operation for cutting and dissecting the tissues at the surface or inside the rodent’s body. Scissors come in varying shapes and degrees of sharpness. The blades of the scissor can either be curved or straight. Sharpened edges are usually used to cut and dissect the hard muscles and tissues. Scissors are made up of high-grade medical stainless steel. Some scissors are reinforced with tungsten carbide along their cutting edge for hardness. The hardness allows the cutting with sharp edges and makes the cutting easier and smoother. There are about 2000 different types of surgical scissors in use. Scissors are available in a wide range of styles, lengths, and cutting angles to allow the researcher to meet the needs of a range of surgical procedures.

Generally, scissors are classified as operating and dissecting scissors. Operating, or surgical scissors are used to cut soft tissue. Their cutting blades may be straight, curved, blunt, or pointed. The type of surgery or operation determines the shape of the cutting blade. Dissecting scissors are employed to isolate and differentiate the tissues as they are more precise than the operating scissors.

Types of Scissors

Instrument name: De Bakey Vascular Scissors

Other names: DeBakey scissor

Category: Cutting and dissection

Description: Double-action angled scissors with sharp blades.

Uses: DeBakey scissors are non-ratcheted finger ring scissors used for cutting and excising the vessels in cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries and procedures.

 

Instrument name: Vascular Scissor

Other names: De Bakey vascular scissors

Category: Cutting and dissecting

Description: Long-shanked, double-action scissors with sharp blades.

Uses: Vascular scissors are used to cut vessels in cardiovascular surgeries and vascular anastomosis.

Care and Handling of Surgical Scissors

Careless handling and use may damage or dull the surface of the instrument. Surgical instrument’s misuse can also endanger the test subjects. To prevent damage, the instruments should be handled individually. They should be placed in the tray carefully and should not be jostled around while setting up for the surgical procedure. The scissors should not be tossed or dropped. To ensure the animal’s safety, instruments should be sterilized and autoclaved before the surgical procedure. The scissors should not be used to cut other items except the tissues or vessels they are meant for. The blood and remaining tissue should be wiped off before reusing the scissor. After the surgical procedure, the scissors should be placed in a sterile solution to eradicate any infectious agents.

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