Thoracoscopic Metzenbaum Scissors

Description (Brief)
The Thoracoscopic Metzenbaum Scissors were developed around 1996 for the repair and replacement of diseased heart valves using minimally invasive surgical procedures. They have a dual pivot point with a sliding shaft and traditional ring-style handles. This instrument can be used for both Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and Minimally invasive surgery (MIS).The Thoracoscopic Metzenbaum Scissors were developed around 1996 for the repair and replacement of diseased heart valves using minimally invasive surgical procedures. They have a dual pivot point with a sliding shaft and traditional ring-style handles. This instrument can be used for both Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and Minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
scissors
surgical instrument
date made
ca 2016
maker
Scanlan International, Inc.
Physical Description
stainless steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.3 cm x 6.4 cm x 29.4 cm; 1/2 in x 2 17/32 in x 11 9/16 in
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul
ID Number
2016.0183.02
accession number
2016.0183
catalog number
2016.0183.02
subject
Cardiology
Medical Procedure- Surgery
Medicine
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Scanlan International

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