ASTM F1078 - 10(2011)

    Standard Terminology for Surgical Scissors—Inserted and Non-Inserted Blades

    Active Standard ASTM F1078 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology defines basic terms and considerations for the components of scissors with either inserted or non-inserted blades (see Fig. 1). Instruments in this terminology are limited to those fabricated having scissor blades made from stainless steel and used for surgical procedures.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F899 Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments

    F1079 Specification for Inserted and Noninserted Surgical Scissors

    ISO Standard

    ISO7741 Instruments for SurgeryScissors and Shears General Requirements, Testing Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.11 (Health care technology (Vocabularies)); 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42291614(Surgical scissors)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1078-10R11

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