Innovation Type: Medical Device


Innovation Origin: NHS England's ITT

Patented fixed angle scissors that remove human error in estimating episiotomy angles during childbirth

Use of Episcissors-60 reduces the risk of complications associated with standard practice episiotomies, which can cause obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) and have a devastating impact on the quality of a new mother's life.

The fixed angle of the scissors promotes achievement of the crucial 40-60 degree post-suturing angle.

For more information, please visit: http://wessexahsn.org.uk/projects/146/guided-mediolateral-episiotomy-scissors-to-minimise-the-risk-of-obstetric-injury

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