In general, scissors are cutting instruments that have two blades joined together in the middle so that the sharp edges slide against each other. We offer a large variety of scissors, from standard ring scissors to the spring scissors. Here are some options to consider when you are selecting a fine pair of surgical scissors.
- Our standard scissors all have ring handles. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes for any research application. Tips may be straight, curved, angled or bent. You can typically recognize the construction style of scissors based on the following color code: Black handled rings indicate SuperCut scissors. Gold handles indicate that the scissors have Tungsten Carbide inserts. One gold handle and one black handle indicates that the scissors are SuperCut and have Tungsten Carbide inserts. Blue instruments are typically titanium.
- 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
- 100% anti-magnetic, corrosion-resistant, lightweight and strong, titanium alloy is ideal for biological and medical applications. Titanium has the tensile strength of carbon steel and is completely resistant to corrosion from nitric acid, chloride, salt water, and industrial and organic chemicals. Titanium surgical instruments are more flexible and 40% lighter than Inox. This reduces hand fatigue during long procedures. When heated or cooled, the dimensions of titanium alloy change less than half of what stainless steel alloys will, making titanium surgical instruments much more durable. Titanium is stain-free and temperature resistant up to 430°C. Titanium instruments are the premium choice for corrosive environments or MRI applications. 100% non-corrosive (great for seawater procedures) 40% lighter than stainless steel (reduces hand fatigue) 100% non-magnetic (MRI compatible) Anodized, non-glare blue finish Titanium surgical instruments are 40% lighter than stainless steel. They also last longer than stainless steel instruments.
- Diamond like carbon 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.
- Coating surgical instruments with a black ceramic adds a thin layer to the metal instrument, making the instrument harder and giving you greater precision. This anti-glare surface minimizes reflections off the surface of your instruments.