Scissors, Surgical, Dura Mater
Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut the outermost of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord (i.e., the dura mater). These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel) angled or slightly curved blades with sharp or blunt (e.g., pointed) tips and very long shanks that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). The blades are usually attached 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. Dura mater surgery scissors are used in neurosurgical procedures involving the brain and/or the spinal cord.
Entry Terms : "Dura Mater Scissors" , "Neurological Scissors" , "Scissors, Neurosurgical" , "Schmeden Dura Scissors" , "Olivecrona Dura Scissors" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors" , "Adson Dura Scissors"
UMDC code : 23019