SUTURE SCISSORS AND SUTURE REMOVER IN ONE INSTRUMENT.
A. E. BENJAMIN, M.D.Clinical Instructor in Gynecology, College of Medicine and Surgery, University of Minnesota.MINNEAPOLIS.It is customary for a great many surgeons to stitch up lacerations of the cervix with non-absorbable sutures, such as silkworm-gut. Lacerations of the perineum are more frequently sewed up with such material. When such sutures are used it is often difficult to remove them. The reasons for this are obvious: 1. Sutures within the cervix are deeply situated; 2, there is usually not sufficient light; 3, sutures occasionally are buried beneath congested, inflamed or overlapping tissue; 4, there is very little room to work; 5, it is difficult to use two instruments within the vagina, viz., one to hold the end of the sutures, and the scissors to cut the sutures; 6, the view is obstructed so that it is difficult to secure the