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Surgery I

Name the oldest surgical instrument Knives
Difference btw No. 3 and No. 7 scalpel handles No. 3 Handle (either short or long for cutting heavy, deep, tough tissue; short handle is generally for the skin knife); No. 7 Handle (more slender handle for delicate cutting)
Shape & purpose: No. 10 blade general purpose; incise skin for larger wounds; cutting surface is at midpoint btw tip of the blade and its attachment on handle; often used with No. 3 handle as skin knife
Shape & purpose: No. 15 blade small blade, cutting edge is close to the tip; fine, delicate cutting
Shape & purpose: No. 11 blade Stab Blade; pointed straight blade used for placing punctures in tissues
Shape & purpose: No. 12 blade Hook Blade; frequently used to make the initial cut in the side of a vessel, to avoid going all the way through the opposite wall
5 basic types of surgical scissors Straight Mayo (Suture Scissors); Curved Mayo; Metzenbaum (Metz); Chest Scissors; Wire Cutters
Straight Mayo (Suture Scissors) heavy, blunt tip with a straight blade used for cutting surgical materials.
Curved Mayo similar to straight mayo except that the blade is curved; used for cutting heavy, thick tissue.
Metzenbaum (Metz) finer, curved, scissor used to cut and dissect more delicate tissue. “All purpose dissection scissors.”
Chest Scissors long scissors slightly heavier looking than Metz used for deep cutting and dissection.
Wire Cutters angled blunt scissors used to cut wire and other surgical material
Created by: Abarnard