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A bipolar electrosurgical scissors for use in open or endoscopic surgery has a pair of opposed blade members pivotally joined to one another and to the distal end of the scissors itself by a rivet which extends through a insulated bushing member. Each of the blade members comprises a blade support and a blade itself, each fabricated from metal, such as stainless steel. The blades are affixed to their associated supports by means of a suitable adhesive or adhesive composite material such as a fiberglass reinforced epoxy exhibiting dielectric properties. Cutting is performed, steel-on-steel, without causing a short circuit between the two blade supports which themselves function as the bipolar electrodes.

Title
Surgical scissors with bipolar coagulation feature
Application Number
8/213671
Publication Number
5352222
Application Date
March 15, 1994
Publication Date
October 4, 1994
Inventor
Mark A Rydell
Golden Valley
MN, US
Agent
Haugen and Nikolai
Assignee
Everest Medical Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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