Delivery of Scissors or Hinged Instruments

  • The assistant picks up the scissors from the tray with the left hand; opens the handles slightly and parallels the scissors with the instrument to be exchanged (Figure 33a).
  • The operator modifies the hand position by placing the thumb and first or second finger into the rings of the handle (Figure 33b).
  • The scissors are returned with the beaks pointing toward the assistant (Figure 33c).
Figure 33a.
delivery of scissors or hinged instruments
Figure 33b.
delivery of scissors or hinged instruments
Figure 33c.
delivery of scissors or hinged instruments