What number scalpel is sharpest?
The #11 – A long, triangular blade with the hypotenuse as its sharpest edge. Because of its pointed tip, it is typically used for stabbing incisions and/or short, precise cuts that are shallow.
What are the 5 common scalpel blade sizes?
|Blade No.||Compatible Handles||Uses|
|No. 6||B3, 3, 3 Graduated, 3 Long, 5, 7, 9|
|No. 9||B3, 3, 3 Graduated, 3 Long, 5, 7, 9|
|No. 10||B3, 3, 3 Graduated, 3 Long, 5, 7, 9||Generally for making incisions in skin and muscle. Commonly used to cut the skin in abdominal operations.|
|No. 10a||B3, 3, 3 Graduated, 3 Long, 5, 7, 9|
What is a 15 blade scalpel used for?
15 blade has a small curved cutting edge and is the most popular blade shape ideal for making short and precise incisions. It is utilised in a variety of surgical procedures including the excision of a skin lesion or recurrent sebaceous cyst and for opening coronary arteries.