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Tabletop scissors

Table scissorsThe client has upper limb weakness and found it very difficult to cut up triple-gauze bandage. Commercially-available tabletop scissors were suitable only for cutting paper.

The plastic handles were removed from a pair of standard 20 cm stainless steel scissors. One blade was fixed into a cradle and the other (moving) blade fitted with a handle and palm pad. A torsion spring from a mousetrap opened the scissors. The assembly was cased in 2mm PVC, with a button on the tip of the fixed blade as a guard.

The client can now cut her bandage unaided.

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