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Metzenbaum scissors are specialized surgical scissors designed for cutting delicate tissue and performing blunt dissection.


They come in various lengths to suit the specific needs of a surgery and have several key features:


  • Relatively long, slender, and fine blades: This design allows for precise cutting and maneuvering in tight spaces.
  • High shank-to-blade ratio: The long shanks provide better control and visibility during dissection.
  • Blunt tips: This minimizes the risk of accidentally puncturing vital structures. Blades can also be curved or straight depending on the surgeon's preference.
  • Constructed from stainless steel: Ensures durability and resistance to corrosion.
  • May have tungsten carbide cutting surface inserts: These inserts enhance the cutting ability and longevity of the blades.


Metzenbaum scissors are widely used in various surgical procedures, including:

  • Urological surgeries
  • Gynecological surgeries
  • Cardiovascular surgeries
  • Plastic surgeries
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Dissection procedures requiring high precision