Reposable Laparoscopic Scissors

Reposable Laparoscopic Scissors

Reposable laparoscopic scissors are surgical instruments designed to combine the benefits of both disposable and reusable devices. They consist of reusable handles and disposable scissor tips, providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for laparoscopic procedures. These instruments are used for cutting tissues, sutures, and other materials within the body during minimally invasive surgeries.

Available as
Curved scissor 3mm, 330mm
Curved scissor 3mm, 220mm
Curved scissor 5mm, 330mm
Curved scissor 5mm, 430mm

Fully insulated mini blade curved scissor 5mm, 330mm
Fully insulated mini blade curved scissor 5mm, 430mm

Fully insulated curved scissor 5mm, 330mm
Fully insulated curved scissor 5mm, 430mm

Hook scissor 5mm, 330mm
Hook scissor 5mm, 430mm

Components and Design

  1. Scissor Tips: Sharp, precise cutting edges made from high-quality surgical-grade materials, designed to be disposed of after each use.
  2. Shaft: A long, slender, insulated shaft that allows the surgeon to reach internal organs and tissues through small incisions.
  3. Handle: Ergonomically designed, reusable handles that provide comfortable grip and precise control, often featuring finger loops.
  4. Connection Mechanism: A secure attachment system that allows for easy replacement of the disposable tips onto the reusable handles.


  • Tissue Dissection: Cutting and separating tissues during laparoscopic procedures.
  • Suture Cutting: Trimming sutures during and after suturing.
  • Adhesion Removal: Cutting and removing adhesions within the abdominal cavity.
  • Miscellaneous Cutting: Cutting various materials like mesh, small vessels, and ducts.


  1. Cost-Effectiveness: Reduces costs compared to fully disposable instruments, as only the tips need to be replaced.
  2. Environmental Impact: Decreases medical waste by reusing handles and replacing only the cutting tips.
  3. Sterility: Each disposable tip is sterile-packed, reducing the risk of infection and cross-contamination.
  4. Precision: Guaranteed sharp cutting edges for each use, ensuring clean and precise cuts.
  5. Convenience: Combines the convenience of disposable tips with the durability of reusable handles.


  1. Preparation: The surgical area is prepared, and the patient is positioned and anesthetized as needed.
  2. Assembly: The disposable scissor tip is securely attached to the reusable handle.
  3. Insertion: The assembled scissors are introduced into the body cavity through a trocar or laparoscopic port.
  4. Operation: The surgeon uses the scissors to cut tissues, sutures, or other materials as required by the procedure.
  5. Completion: After use, the scissors are removed from the body cavity.
  6. Disposal and Cleaning: The disposable tip is removed and discarded, while the handle is cleaned and sterilized for future use.

Types and Variations

  1. Tip Designs:
    • Straight Tip: For general cutting tasks and accessible areas.
    • Curved Tip: For precise cutting around tissues and structures.
    • Angled Tip: For difficult-to-reach areas and specific surgical techniques.
  2. Handle Designs:
    • Standard Handle: Traditional scissor handles with finger loops.
    • Ergonomic Handle: Designed for better comfort and control, often with additional features for ease of use.
  3. Articulating Scissors: Allows for flexible movement and better access to challenging areas within the body.

Examples of Procedures Using Reposable Laparoscopic Scissors

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Removal of the gallbladder, requiring tissue dissection and cutting of the cystic duct and artery.
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Removal of the appendix, involving tissue dissection and cutting of the appendix.
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus, requiring precise cutting of ligaments and tissues.
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy: Removal of a portion of the colon, necessitating cutting and dissection of the colon and surrounding tissues.
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Removal of fibroids from the uterus, involving precise cutting and dissection of uterine tissues.

Clinical Considerations

  1. Size and Length: Selecting the appropriate size and length of scissors based on the specific procedure and the surgical site.
  2. Tip Type: Choosing the right tip design (straight, curved, angled) depending on the tissue type and surgical task.
  3. Sterility and Disposal: Ensuring proper handling to maintain sterility before use and following appropriate disposal protocols after use.
  4. Technique: Employing the correct surgical techniques to optimize the use of the scissors and achieve the best outcomes.

Maintenance and Care

  1. Cleaning: After each use, the reusable handles should be thoroughly cleaned according to manufacturer guidelines.
  2. Sterilization: Proper sterilization procedures should be followed to ensure the handles are ready for future use.
  3. Inspection: Regular inspection of the handles for wear and damage to ensure they remain in good working condition.

Reposable laparoscopic scissors offer a balanced solution for modern surgical needs, combining the benefits of disposable and reusable instruments. They enhance surgical efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact while maintaining high standards of precision and safety in laparoscopic procedures.