Scissors, Surgical, Spinal
Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut spinal tissue during surgical procedures. These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two small metallic (e.g., stainless steel) blades with straight sharp tips that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). The blades are attached by a turnable (e.g., 360 degrees) long shank to handles with the proximal end conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operating with the fingers; both parts are joined by a swivel pin in the center. Spinal surgery scissors with larger finger rings; both parts are flat shanks (e.g., ribbon style) to facilitate operating are also available. Spinal surgery scissors are used in neurosurgical procedures of the spinal cord
Entry Terms : "Spinal Surgery Scissors" , "Neurological Scissors" , "Scissors, Neurosurgical" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors"
UMDC code : 23001