EPISCISSORS-60™ have a unique patented form and design. They have a guide-limb that points towards the anus and is in the vertical plane. The scissors blades constantly maintain a 60 degree angle from the guide-limb. The flexible nature of the guide accommodates the spherical distention at crowning.
What is the evidence for EPISCISSORS-60™?
Four clinical studies have been done using the EPISCISSORS-60 showing episiotomy suture angles between 40-52 degrees [6-8]. The suture angle will depend on how distended the perineum is when the episiotomy is given. The more distended the perineum, the lesser the post-delivery angle.
A 2-centre UK study has shown a 20% reduction in OASIS due to adoption of the EPISCISSORS-60™ [van Roon 2015].