Plaster scissors, also known as cast scissors or bandage scissors, are specialized scissors designed for cutting through medical casts and bandages. They have a blunt lower blade that slides easily underneath the cast or bandage material, while the upper blade is sharpened to provide a clean cut.
Plaster scissors come in different sizes and shapes, and may be designed for specific tasks. For example, some may have a longer blade for cutting through thicker casts or bandages, while others may have a shorter blade for more precise cuts.
Plaster scissors are commonly used in orthopedic and emergency medicine to remove casts and bandages. It is important to note that improper use of plaster scissors can cause injury or discomfort to the patient, so they should only be used by trained medical professionals.