The dissecting knives are extremely sharp surgical blades similar to scalpels. These surgical instruments are normally used various surgical procedures which require tissue dissection, ranging from autopsy to anatomy classes.
Dissection knives are shaped according to their purpose.
The dissecting Tenotome knife is used during tenotomies. Its forward-curved blade enables a safe insertion of the instrument inside the space under the tendon ensuring that no damage is done to the surrounding blood vessels and nerves during the process.