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.