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Scissors are used to cut tissue, sutures, bandages and clothing. They are available in straight, curved, and angled models. When fully opened, well-made scissors have a lot of play at the hinge to allow for better cutting. Surgeons often prefer curved models for dissection because they provide a better field of view. Straight scissors are used for the shear cutting of sutures, nerves and blood vessels. All these scissors are also used to enlarge incisions. The smaller scissors are used at the surface, and the larges sizes deeper in the cavities. Scissors should always be used for their intended purpose, or they may be ruined. Don’t forget to sharpen them on a regular basis.