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A surgical scissors instrument having disposed at its distal end two bipolar electrode structures which function to coagulate tissue immediately prior to its being severed by scissor action. The instrument comprises a first scissors blade having a distal end and a second scissors blade having a distal end, wherein at least one of the blades is pivotable in relation to the other blade. A first electrically insulated bipolar electrode structure is disposed longitudinally distally from the distal end of the first scissors blade, and a second electrically insulated bipolar electrode structure is disposed longitudinally distally from the distal end of the second scissors blade. The instrument thereby permits a physician to precisely apply electrical energy only at the distal end of the scissor's blades, and to thereafter immediately cut coagulated tissue situated immediately forward of the blade members.

Title
Surgical scissors with bipolar distal electrodes
Application Number
8/943543
Publication Number
5908420
Application Date
October 3, 1997
Publication Date
June 1, 1999
Inventor
Lee L Swanstrom
Portland
OR, US
David J Parins
Corcoran
MN, US
Agent
Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A
Assignee
Everest Medical Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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