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Table 1 Commonly used methods of soft tissue mechanical cutting [20,21,22]

From: Recent Advances in Soft Biological Tissue Manipulating Technologies

Method Incising Puncture Shearing
Typical surgical instruments
Disposable scalpel, corneal diamond blade, dual-edged ophthalmic blade, diaphragm knife Arthroscopic suture forceps, Suture needle, puncture needle, suture passer, Surgical scissors, nerve scissors, micro scissors, arthroscopic punch and shaver
Functions Cutting, removing, separating Puncture, suture, injection, suction Separation, trimming, sampling