GerMedUSA Inc and Laschal will be promoting to veterinary market a suture scissor for one hand operation.
GerMedUSA Inc and Laschal Surgical have a suture scissor like no other and will be shown at various veterinary exhibits through out the year. The Laschal SS combines a forceps with a Litauer suture scissors to bring unprecedented ease to suture removal. When a suture is removed by conventional means, two instruments and two hands are necessary. The non-dominant hand uses a forceps to elevate the tag above the suture to expose the loop of the suture. The dominant hand inserts scissors underneath the suture to cut. The suture is then removed from the forceps. Since both hands are occupied, there is no way to stabilize a nervous patient or if necessary, to steady the operator’s hands.
Both problems eliminated with Laschal SS, which needs only one hand. As the scissors close, the forceps attached to one blade contacts the semi-lunar tip of the opposing blade, forming an extraordinary precise forceps. As the scissors are further closed, the forceps flexes, exposing the second blade. When the suture is cut, the forceps maintains its grip on the suture. By holding the scissor in the closed position , the suture can be removed-with the same instrument.Then the suture may be easily wiped on gauge held in the stabilizing free hand.
Many benefits from one instrument this Suture Scissor eliminates the need for second instrument. It leaves one hand free, which can be used to stabilize the patient ( or the operator”s working hand). Because the scissors are actually a forceps, they can be used to debride the wound first, in preparation for suture removal.-a blessing for the surgeon as well as the patient. Even more important,the Suture Scissors can reduce the risk of accidental cutting or pulling of the wound and tissue healing. This Suture Scissor should help to minimize trauma and maximize productivity in health care.