Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

PRACTICE POINTS
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79--82

Anatomy and applications of the #15 scalpel blade and its variations


Somodyuti Chandra1, Indrashis Podder1, Manas Chatterjee2, Lawrence Field3 
1 Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Indian Naval Hospital Ship (INHS) Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 International Traveling Mentorship Program (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [ASDS]/The Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League [DASIL]), IL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Indrashis Podder
Block AD-71, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
India

Scalpels have been used to make skin incisions since the advent of “modern” dermatosurgery. #15 Scalpel blade and #3 handle (Bard-Parker handle) are most frequently used by a dermatosurgeon. Besides the proper equipment, appropriate technique is mandatory to ensure a “precise” incision. In this article, we discuss about the anatomy, variations, and different uses of the #15 scalpel blade and the ideal method of making a “precise” skin incision.


How to cite this article:
Chandra S, Podder I, Chatterjee M, Field L. Anatomy and applications of the #15 scalpel blade and its variations.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018;11:79-82


How to cite this URL:
Chandra S, Podder I, Chatterjee M, Field L. Anatomy and applications of the #15 scalpel blade and its variations. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];11:79-82
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