Common Surgical Scissor Facts
Surgical scissors are designed to cut, incised and/or dissect tissue.
Facts About Surgical Scissors:
- All scissors are designed to be re-sharpened.
- Scissors go dull at the distal tip first.
- Scissors crack at the hinge/screw area.
- The weakest part of the scissor is the distal tip.
- The feel of the scissor should be a smooth “slide” as you opened close the scissor.
- Gold-handled (Tungsten Carbide) scissors do stay sharper longer, however, you cannot replace the Tungsten Carbide edges.
- Black-handled scissors (Microgrind/SuperCut) are the sharpest scissors available, however they go dull the quickest.
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