ASTM F1078 - 10(2018)

    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.

    FIG. 1 Components of a Scissors (Inserted and Non-Inserted)

     Components of a Scissors (Inserted and Non-Inserted) Components of a Scissors (Inserted and Non-Inserted)

    1.2 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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

    ISO Standard

    ISO 7741 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.

    ASTM Standards

    F899 Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments

    F1079 Specification for Inserted and Noninserted Surgical Scissors


    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)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F1078-10R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1078-10(2018), Standard Terminology for Surgical Scissors—Inserted and Non-Inserted Blades, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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