(1) Excess keratin should be pared away with a scalpel blade to expose the floor of the ulcer and allow efficient drainage of the lesion.(2) This is done by scraping the lesion with the edge of a rounded scalpel blade or the edge of a glass slide.(3) When a patient is in surgery, a gas bag icon indicates induction, and a scalpel represents incision.(4) For removal without stitches, the surgeon uses a scalpel to scrape off the mole so that it's level with or slightly below the skin.(5) A suggested method to safely remove a scalpel blade from its handle is depicted in Figure 2.(6) Scissors, saws, knives, scalpels , hemostats, etc. - such tools are becoming too expensive to throw away after one use.(7) In medical terminology, scalpels were long, thin bladed knives used mainly in surgical operations.(8) In the mortuary there were scalpels sharp enough to cut through the toughest of leather, along with other surgical instruments that would make a surgeon proud.(9) Imagine the field surgeons with scalpels and the firemen with the jaws of life.(10) The only time he was really scared was when he reached England days later with his wound ravaged with infection and a surgeon appeared with two scalpels and informed him the arm would have to go.(11) Disposable syringes, suture needles, and reusable scalpels were among the devices most frequently causing injury.(12) A little research in newspaper morgues proved the surgeon had died in a bizarre operating room fight with scalpels when other doctors accused him of unnecessary surgery.(13) Without the advances in anaesthetics, brawny assistants would still be holding patients down while surgeons attacked with scalpels and saws and the patient lay there screaming.(14) These may range from the practice of making minimal surgical incisions to using electrosurgery, lasers, and ultrasonic scalpels for coagulation of bleeding vessels.(15) However, there is more to safely disposing of needles, scalpels and blades than safe sharps containers alone.(16) The first place I found was this tiny medical supply company that sold scalpels , surgical clamps, bone saws and that little hammer they test your reflexes with.