Diamond Coated Blades Diamond coated blades increase the longevity of the cutting edge and improve the quality of the cut. Used to reduce wear on razor blades and industrial metal cutting tools, this coating is now being used in biomedical applications. Some studies have shown that even after double the normal usage of the cutting implement, no blade wear was detected. Hardness of coated surface resists wear and increases life of cutting edge Anti-reflective coating resists glare and assists in better view of surgical field Coating is corrosion resistant Reduced friction at cutting site decreases necrosis of surrounding tissue and bone
Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting spring scissors:
- May be used with either left or right hand
- Designed for neurosurgical, vascular and microsurgical uses
- Cuts by shearing, reduces crushing of tissue
- Fine tips are ideal for use in very restricted spaces
- Curved tips are useful to avoid cutting of underlying tissue
- Heavier blades are helpful when a thick tissue or vessel is to be cut
- Length of the scissor tips can help with the depth of the incision:
- Shorter tips for near-to-surface incision
- Longer tips for deep incision
- For delicate surgeries or dissections, micro scissors are extremely practical. Most of these are spring scissors with fine tipped blades. NOTE: WPI surgical instruments are for laboratory research applications. They are not certified for use on humans.
- Hollowing out the handles of long, round-handled instruments decreases the overall weight. This makes them efficient and non-fatiguing. The round shape of the handle also makes these surgical instruments easier to manipulate during surgery. These are our round, hollow handled scissors for small animal surgery. NOTE: WPI surgical instruments are for laboratory research applications. They are not certified for use on humans.
- Our economy line of spring scissors are perfect for students who are doing small animal surgeries or dissection in a research laboratory. Our student spring scissors are manufactured from hardened surgical grade stainless steel. They are perfect for classroom use or as disposable instruments. NOTE: WPI surgical instruments are for laboratory research applications. They are not certified for use on humans.