I. CUTTING AND DISSECTING
~ Cutting and dissecting instruments are sharp and are used to cut body tissue or surgicalsupplies.
A. KNIFE HANDLESdeep knife7 handle with 15blade
Used to cut deep,delicate tissue.
inside knife3 handle with 10blade
Used to cutsuperficial tissue.
skin knife4 handle with 20blade
Used to cut skin.
InstrumentsFunctionsB. SCISSORSStraight Mayo Scissors
Used to cut suture and supplies.Also known as: Suture scissors.
Curved Mayo Scissors
Used to cut heavy tissue (fascia, muscle, uterus,breast).
Used to cut delicate tissue.
II. CLAMPING and OCCLUDING
~ Clamping and occluding instruments are used to compress blood vessels or hollow organs forhemostasis or to prevent spillage of contents.