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3. Surgical Instruments


Utility scissors (figure 3-22) are ordinary scissors usually made of stainless steel and used for miscellaneous cutting. Suture scissors have curved, small blades and are used to cut suture material in the mouth. Tissue (saw-tooth) scissors have long curved handles and short serrated jaws suitable for cutting soft tissue.

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Figure 3-22. Scissors.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015