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Scissors, Surgical, Arthroscopic

Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut tissue during arthroscopic procedures. These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel), very thin blades with a variety of tips and angles that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). A long flexible and frequently rotating shank is attached to the blades and to handles with the proximal end conformed as rings to facilitate holding and operating with the fingers. Arthroscopic scissors are used to cut and excise tissue from the joints (e.g., parts of the meniscus) during endoscopic procedures.

Entry Terms : "Arthroscopic Scissors" , "Scissors, Orthopedic" , "Scissors, Endoscopic" , "Martin Cartilage Scissors" , "Kreucher Meniscus Scissors"

UMDC code : 23020

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