Metzenbaum Scissors

Metzenbaum Scissors

Reusable soft tissue scissors available as 18cm / 7″ – 20cm /8″ or 23cm / 9″

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Metzenbaum scissors are a type of surgical scissors commonly used in a variety of surgical procedures. They are named after the American surgeon Myron Metzenbaum, who developed the scissors in the 1930s.

Metzenbaum scissors are designed with thin, delicate blades that are longer than those of other surgical scissors, allowing for more precise cutting in tight spaces. The blades are typically curved and may be either blunt or sharp. The scissors are usually made of high-quality stainless steel and come in a variety of sizes and lengths, depending on the specific surgical procedure being performed.

Metzenbaum scissors are commonly used in surgical procedures such as plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and neurosurgery. They are particularly useful for cutting delicate tissue such as skin, muscle, and fascia, and for dissection in tight spaces.

Proper training and experience are necessary to use Metzenbaum scissors safely and effectively. Healthcare professionals must be familiar with the specific instrument being used, as well as the potential risks and complications associated with its use. Additionally, care must be taken to ensure that the scissors are properly cleaned and sterilized before each use to prevent the spread of infection.