Years ago, while struggling to operate with loose carbon steel scissors, Dr. Jeffrey Lasner resolved to determine why his traditional pivoted instruments so frequently fail. He discovered that the pressure under which the hardened, stiff blades meet to create the necessary shear for a clean cut is stronger than the pivotal attachment of the rivet or screw. Over time, this constant force caused scissors to loosen and splay in the critical tip area. A new design was needed that would relieve the internal stresses inherent in every commonly manufactured, pivoting instrument.
By combining the advantages of the finest spring stainless steel construction with a lightweight ergonomic design, a new generation of scissors was born. In 1994, Laschal introduced their MicroPoint Surgical Scissors designed to outperform and outlast all others. MicroPoint Scissors offer a 300% greater shear angle than traditional scissors to cut tissue without crushingall the way to the tip.